Friday, January 27, 2017

On the Fact that (According to Historian, Beverly Bland Munford) Robert E. Lee Emancipated His Wife's Black Servants (per the Request of His Father in Law Upon His Death) Four Full Months Before Lincoln's Bogus Emancipation Proclamation Which Didn't Free ONE SINGLE SLAVE (the Slaves that Lincoln Could Have Freed; Those from the Northern States, the Border States, and Union-Held Rebel Territory, Remained Enslaved Until the End of the Conflict)

The fact of the matter is that Lee was actually more against slavery than Lincoln was and while neither man was particularly enlightened when it came to equality (they were men of their time, clearly), it's probably fair to say that he was less bigoted as well (I refer you here to endless accounts by Northern and European visitors to the South who consistently claimed that it was a region far less bigoted than the North; Alexis de Tocqueville, Reverend Nehemiah Adams, Frederick Law Olmsted, Irish journalist William Howard Russell, abolitionist Charles Eliot Norton, William Makepeace Thackeray, James Silk Buckingham, etc.). Yep, time to rewrite those history books.

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