Abraham Lincoln as Emancipator
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The paper shows how the political background of Abraham Lincoln's activity contributed to the formation of his beliefs on slavery. The paper discusses the two elements of Lincoln's discussions on slavery, namely the political discussions with the Democrats and the moral issues. The paper shows how, although at times he reduced his enthusiasm for the emancipation of the black people, he introduced the element of morality related to slavery. The paper then shows how after the Civil War he came to acknowledge the role slaves must have in healing the wounds of the new nation.
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