Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation . Nancy Benyik Laurie Carideo Brianna Scott Tamara Stovall. Introduction. Introduction. Lincoln’s personal and political evolution Textbooks over simplify Lincoln’s view on slavery and racism
“If textbooks recognized Lincoln’s racism,
students would learn that racism
not only affected Ku Klux Klan extremists
but has been ‘normal’ throughout history”
-Loewen, 2007, p. 182
Loewen, 2007; Peterson, 2002
History place, 1996; Loewen, 2012; Owens, 2004;Paterson, 2002
Holzer, 2011; Peterson, 2002
History Place, The. (1996). The history place presents
Abraham Lincoln. Retrieved
Loewen, J.W. (2007). Lies my teacher told me:
Everything your American history textbook got wrong.
New York: Simon & Schuster.
Peterson, B. (2002). Presidents and slaves – Helping
students find the truth. ZinnEducation Project.
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