Why Colored Americans need an Abraham Lincoln in 1992
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Published by E.L. Jones in Seattle, Wash. (5517 17th Ave., N.E., Seattle 98105) .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Relations with African Americans.,
  • African Americans -- History -- To 1863.,
  • African Americans -- History -- 1863-1877.,
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- African Americans.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Also contains reprint of article by Frederick Douglass.

Statementby Edward L. Jones.
SeriesColored Americans" Civil War series
ContributionsDouglass, Frederick, 1818-1895.
LC ClassificationsE457.2 .J77 1992
The Physical Object
Pagination22 p. :
Number of Pages22
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1485389M
ISBN 101881533018
LC Control Number93154679

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The Emancipation Proclamation was in many ways a tremendous step forward for human rights, but it didn’t bring any new rights to Native Americans. In fact, Abraham Lincoln is not seen as much of Author: Washmonthly. As “Savior of the Union” and the “Great Emancipator,” Abraham Lincoln has been lauded for his courage, wisdom, and moral fiber. Yet Frederick Douglass’s assertion that Lincoln was the “white man’s president” has been used by some detractors as proof of his fundamentally racist by: 3.   When most Americans hear of Abraham Lincoln, our 16th President, they have an almost knee-jerk, visceral response that elevates Lincoln to the . The Abraham Lincoln book conveys the values and choices that children would do well to adopt. But it is subtle -- the chapters are entertaining and engaging. The few illustrations are very clear and good. My kids are 6 and 3 -- I read the story out loud to them. They listened and enjoyed the book/5(11).

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