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I don't mean to be flooding the history forum, just trying to get things rolling.

It appears Lincoln didn't necessarily want a nation full of freed slaves and campaigned to have Britain set up a colony in what is now Belize.

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...in 1862 Lincoln urged a White House audience of "free blacks" to leave the US and settle in Central America. He told them: "For the sake of your race, you should sacrifice something of your present comfort for the purpose of being as grand in that respect as the white people." He went on to say that those who envisioned a permanent life in the US were being "selfish" and he promoted Central America as an ideal location "especially because of the similarity of climate with your native land – thus being suited to your physical condition"

[www.independent.co.uk]

Yikes...Just a means to transition from a society of slavery to one of equal rights?


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