Dear Mr. Lincoln

Armstrong, Jennifer
November 2002
Horn Book Magazine;Nov/Dec2002, Vol. 78 Issue 6, p717
The article presents several questions for former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln about the Reconstruction. The author analyzes a portion of Lincoln's second inaugural speech. The succession of former U.S. Vice President Andrew Johnson into the office of President is discussed. According to the author, Johnson's unpopularity and fractured leadership resulted in persistent racial discrimination. The author questions what Lincoln would have done differently.


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