Abraham Lincoln's Fight Against Slavery

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The objective of this book is to provide an alternative insight into the actions that Abraham Lincoln propagated in his supposed fight for a slave free United States. According to the book, there was a hidden agenda in Lincoln’s adamant fight against slavery (DiLorenzo p. 2). The author gives the notion that the Civil War was not necessary and as such, all six-hundred thousand (600,000) plus lives that were lost on the battlefield could have been entirely avoided. This reasoning, derives from the belief that there were many other colonies throughout the states that ceased slavery without an act of violence. British Colonies and French States reached agreements to end slavery peacefully, and further recognized blacks as citizens of their respective …show more content…
Accordingly, DiLorenzo claims, the Federal government which was being persuaded by Lincoln, was at loggerheads with the States government over the State of the Union. Most of the southern states wanted to secede from the Union and become stand alone countries. However, Lincoln saw this as a threat to the stability of the government and as such, enabled the war to force the southern states to stay in the Union. DiLorenzo further insists, that the cost of the war alone was enough evidence to show an ulterior motive rather than, merely ending slavery. In the foreword, he mentions that the states had the right to secede if they chose to do so by citing several articles in the newspaper. DiLorenzo concludes, Lincoln used his power and brutal war to force the Confederates to stay in the Union (DiLorenzo …show more content…
Primary sources refer to the first-hand sources of information that the author used. They include, information that the author generated from within their minds and placed in the book. Primary sources are the most prevalent sources use in the entire book because the book largely represented the author’s ideas and thoughts in complete disregard of what other people thought or said. The chronology of the situation, surrounding the life of Lincoln as president and the reasons given might have made him lead the country into the Civil War, are wholly based on the author’s opinions. Furthermore, the author referred to himself as being of strong opinion against the legacy of Abraham Lincoln. The Author is a self-proclaimed truth-teller and seeks to encourage other people to think like him regarding the accolades of

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