Lincoln's Views on Slavery and the 13th Amendment
Daniel Crofts talked about his book, Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union. In his book, he describes how in 1861, Lincoln and the Republican party supported a constitutional amendment quite different from the one that was eventually ratified in 1865. He also argues that Lincoln was against slavery, but was willing to accept it in order to preserve the Union. close
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