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Abraham Lincoln on Slavery
A look at how Abraham Lincoln's views of slavery evolved with time.
# 125848 | 1,250 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in History (Leaders) , History (U.S. Presidency) , African-American Studies (Slavery)

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This paper traces the evolution of Abraham Lincoln's views of slavery, from his initial opposition to emancipation to his uncertainty and ultimately, the conviction that emancipation was necessary to preserve the Union. The reasons for his changed view are provided.

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"Despite signing the Emancipation Proclamation and being the president of the United States most associated with bringing an end to slavery, Abraham Lincoln's views on slavery evolved from uncertainty about the disposition of the Southern slaves to the conviction that Emancipation was the only possible solution to the problem. Far from being an advocate of enfranchisement of Negroes at the beginning of the Civil War, Lincoln's views on slavery altered along with his view of the war. As Stephen Oates claims, Lincoln shifted his..."

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