University of Virginia Press
Interview with Dr. Paul D. Escott, Reynolds Professor of History at Wake Forest University
Interviewed by Christopher ChildersCivil War Book Review (CWBR): Your latest book is titled "What Shall We Do with The Negro?": Lincoln, White Racism, and Civil War America. Now in this book, you attempt to revise what is really a celebratory depiction of Abraham Lincoln as the great emancipator by noting his reticence in many ways to ending the institution of slavery by force. How have historians, in your opinion, erred in chronicling Lincoln's record on the slavery issue? Paul D. Escott (PDE): There is a deep celebratory impulse...
Escott, Paul D.
"Cwbr Author Interview: "What Shall We Do With The Negro?": Lincoln, White Racism, And Civil War America,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 11
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