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
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“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.
Accessed at: http://zinnedproject.org/posts/564