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Abraham Lincoln

Mary of MO Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 9:36 AM
"person of color" invited to the White House as a guest up to that point in time. Evidently the slaves who were freed by the actions Lincoln took thought very highly of him. They practically worshipped him. Also, it is very possible that his opinion evolved over time. He may not have held the same opinion in 1865 with regard to race that he held in 1859 or prior, or even up to 1865. Evidently the former slaves regarded him and the Republican Party so highly that, for generations, blacks voted Republican - the cause of the rise of the KKK and poll taxes, etc.
Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" has been a box-office hit and nominated for 12 Academy Awards, including best picture, best director and best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, who portrayed our 16th president. I haven't seen the movie; therefore, this column is not about the movie but about a man deified by many. My colleague Thomas DiLorenzo, economics professor at Loyola University Maryland, exposed some of the Lincoln myth in his 2006 book, "Lincoln Unmasked." Now comes Joseph Fallon, cultural intelligence analyst and former U.S. Army Intelligence Center instructor, with his new e-book, "Lincoln Uncensored." Fallon's book examines 10 volumes of collected writings and...