The Real Lincoln : A New Look At Abraham Lincoln

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In Thomas J. DiLorenzo’s book, The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War, he reveals the truth about Abraham Lincoln and attempts to get rid of the myths that many have told. He reveals the agenda of Lincoln and the real purpose behind the Civil War. One question that some have is why did it take a war to end slavery? In the book it is stated that, “dozens of countries… ended slavery peacefully during the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries”(x). Many argue the fact that Lincoln was against slavery but in DiLorenzo’s book he argues that Lincoln was very much supportive of slavery (x). DiLorenzo explains the real agenda behind Abraham Lincoln and what he stood for. Early on in Lincoln’s political career he “expressed his devotion to the cause of protectionist tariffs, taxpayer subsidies for railroads and other corporations, and the nationalization of the money supply” (2). According to Lincoln, “the constitution stood in the way of his political ambitions” (3). If you cannot already tell, Lincoln seemed maybe he did not really care for the constitution or people like he said he did. He did not care to have equality between the races and wanted to put all the blacks in one place besides the United States. We should all be treated equally but Lincoln did not feel this way. Lincoln’s primary agenda for a Civil War was not to end slavery but to save the Union (8). In chapter two of the book it discusses Lincoln’s view on racial
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