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" I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races — that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office,... "
The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science - Page 64
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We Cannot Escape History: Lincoln and the Last Best Hope of Earth

James M. McPherson - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 176 pages
...white. He explained this discrimination in his debate in Charleston, Illinois: "While [the two races] remain together there must be the position of superior...having the superior position assigned to the white race."24 Thus Lincoln's persistent notion of transplanting American Africans to various parts of the...
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Historical Thinking

Sam Wineburg - Education - 2001 - 270 pages
...unite as one people") and comparing it with a speech Lincoln gave in Charleston on September 18, 1858 ("I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race"), Hofstadter remarked that it was not easy to decide whether the true Lincoln is the one who...
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The Strange Career of Jim Crow

Comer Vann Woodward, William S. McFeely - History - 2002 - 245 pages
...that there is a physical difference between the black and white races which I believe will for ever forbid the two races living together on terms of social...having the superior position assigned to the white race.' It is clear that when its victory was complete and the time came, the North was not in the best...
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The Lincoln Enigma: The Changing Faces of an American Icon

G. S. Boritt - History - 2002 - 324 pages
...that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will for ever forbid the two races living together on terms of social...as any other man am in favor of having the superior assigned to the white race. . . . 5 In our iconoclastic and at times cynical political age, these may...
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Racism: A Global Reader

Thomas Reilly - Social Science - 2003 - 400 pages
...together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they remain together there must be the position of superior...having the superior position assigned to the white race. Lest we choose to regard this statement as mere campaign rhetoric, I cite this private jotting,...
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The Reckless Decade: America in the 1890s

H.W. Brands - History - 2002 - 375 pages
...they do remain together" — Lincoln flirted with the idea of sending American blacks to Africa — "there must be the position of superior and inferior;...having the superior position assigned to the white race." 0 The first Jim Crow laws passed in most Southern states pertained to transportation, particularly...
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A Historical Guide to Mark Twain

Shelley Fisher (Professor of English and American Studies Fishkin, Professor of English and American Studies University of Texas Austin) - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 318 pages
...conventional wisdom on the topic in 1858: "there must be the position of superior and inferior," he assumed, "and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race."13 Sam Clemens came into the world at a time when the "black inferiority" argument — bolstered...
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Secession, State, and Liberty

David Gordon - Business & Economics - 344 pages
...say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races. ... I, as much as any other man, am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race.4* In a similar context, Lincoln wrote that "If I could preserve the Union without freeing the...
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Turbulent Times

Allan H. Keith - Illinois - 2002 - 72 pages
...cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and l as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race." To repeat: Those words were spoken by Abraham Lincoln in the debate in Charleston in 1858. lf...
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A House Divided: The Antebellum Slavery Debates in America, 1776-1865

Mason I. Lowance - History - 2003 - 492 pages
...bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races. I am not now, nor ever have been, in favor of making voters or jurors...having the superior position assigned to the white race. Here, Lincoln echoed a view held by most Americans at mid-century. United States Supreme Court...
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