"The Real Lincoln" Book Review by writingsensation

A review of the book "The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War", by Thomas DiLorenzo.
# 75532 | 2,540 words | 0 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 14, 2006 in History (Leaders) , English (Analysis)


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The paper discusses the book "The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War", by Thomas DiLorenzo.
The writer evaluates DiLorenzo's central arguments, including allegations that Lincoln regularly committed war crimes against Southern residents. The paper further discusses how DiLorenzo misinterprets and misrepresents Lincoln's key policies, in order to support a specious thesis. The writer concludes that due to the book's lack of balance and failure to provide proper context, the book fails to provide enough proof to challenge the myth of the Great Emancipator.

From the Paper:

"DiLorenzo's arguments, while provocative, are far from new. Instead, the author rehashes conspiracy theories that have been circulating since the time of the Confederacy. This paper thus argues that when held under scholastic scrutiny, DiLorenzo's historiography falls short of his goals of shedding new light on the "real" Lincoln presidency."

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