BIG ENOUGH TO BE INCONSISTENT
This book focuses on the most controversial aspect of Lincoln's thought and politics - his attitudes and actions regarding slavery and race. Drawing attention to the limitations of Lincoln's judgment and policies without denying his magnitude, the book provides the most comprehensive and even-handed account available of Lincoln's contradictory treatment of black Americans in matters of slavery in the South and basic civil rights in the North.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - phoenixcomet - LibraryThing
The title defines the thesis of the book. That Abraham Lincoln was 'big enough to be inconsistent'. As a man, Lincoln believed in freedom for all people; however, some of his ideas were racist - he ... Read full review
Review: Big Enough to Be Inconsistent: Abraham Lincoln Confronts Slavery and Race (The WEB Du Bois Lectures)User Review - Jonathan Minnick - Goodreads
A very short book but it's definitely concise. This book provides a look at another side of Lincoln, one that was at times racist or perhaps just politically motivated to say whatever suited the crowd. Good read. Read full review