Redeeming the Great Emancipator

A defense for Abraham Lincoln as a righteous emancipator rather than a political opportunist.

By Allen C. Guelzo Read by Will Damron Biographies & Memoirs / Nonfiction / Politics English, Unabridged 3h 29m Sell Sheet Also available on
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							The larger-than-life image Abraham Lincoln projects across the screen of  American history owes much to his role as the Great Emancipator during the  Civil War. Yet this noble aspect of Lincoln's identity is precisely the  dimension that some historians have cast into doubt. Redeeming the Great  Emancipator enumerates Lincoln's anti-slavery credentials, showing that a  deeply held belief in the God-given rights of all people steeled the president  in his commitment to emancipation and his hope for racial reconciliation.  Emancipation did not achieve complete freedom for American slaves, nor was  Lincoln entirely above some of the racial prejudices of his time. Nevertheless,  his conscience and moral convictions far outweighed political calculations in  ultimately securing freedom for African Americans.