GDG- Black Republicans

John Lawrence jlawrence at kc.rr.com
Fri Jan 6 18:57:59 CST 2012


Some actually claimed that Lincoln was black, as was his vice president.
One officer in the north actually proposed to raise a regiment of mulattos with skin as dark as the vice presidents.
Regards,
Jack 

joadx1 at netscape.net wrote:

>Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>I think what you mean to refer to are the "Radical Republicans" (men like Ben Wade and Thaddeus Steven) who are lot more popular with academic historians than they are with the popular ones.
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>But "Black Republicans" was a term used by southerners as a blanket condemnation of the entire Republican party, with Abraham Lincoln being the "blackest" of them all.  And I've run across some good things said about him here and there.
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: CWMHTours <CWMHTours at aol.com>
>To: gettysburg <gettysburg at arthes.com>
>Sent: Fri, Jan 6, 2012 3:08 pm
>Subject: Re: GDG- Black Republicans
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>Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>In the history I have never heard any positive commentary on  them.
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>Usually they made trouble with the committee on  the conduct of the war.
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>I have never read about them without them not being   described in less 
>than positive terms.
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>Have you?
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>They don't appear to be lauded in history
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>;-)   !!!!
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>I am trying to be light-hearted and erase any impression of  being 
>"strident".
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>Your  Most Obedient Servant,
>Peter  
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>In a message dated 1/6/2012 5:26:38 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
>murphstl at yahoo.com writes:
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>Esteemed  GDG Member Contributes:
>Come again?
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>-----Original Message-----
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>Subject: GDG- Black  Republicans
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>Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>Black  Republicans....
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>Nobody likes them....
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>Your  Most  Obedient  Servant,
>Peter
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