Phillip W. Magness

U.S. Economic & Political History

The day Lincoln joined the American Colonization Society

| August 20, 2013

Abraham Lincoln’s interest in the policy of colonization likely dates at least to the mid 1840s when he picked it up from his political hero Henry Clay. He also delivered at least two speeches to the state colonization society in Illinois and was elected one of its managers in 1857. It might therefore come as […]