“Racism in the Civil War North” Please respond to the following with a minimum of 250 words and be sure to comment on a classmate’s post with a minimum of 150 words. NO OUTSIDE SOURCES; NO OPINIONS!
BASE YOUR DISCUSSION ON THE WEBTEXT, COURSE MATERIALS AND THE THREE DOCUMENTS IN THE INSTRUCTOR’S INSIGHT BELOW.
What was Lincoln’s position in his First Inaugural Address about slavery and the South as he prepared to take office? How did Lincoln’s thinking evolve between the First Inaugural, the Gettysburg Address and the Second Inaugural? Explain
After Lincoln officially announced the Emancipation Proclamation in January 1863, the Civil War enveloped a two-fold purpose: fighting for reuniting the Union, and prohibiting slavery in captured confederate territory. This action set off a chain reaction that led to draft riots, which demonstrated Northern racism and casualties between blacks and whites. Go to Section 2 of this week’s Webtext titled “Why the North Won”, and view the resources provided for the section discussing the New York City Draft Riots. Next explain three (3) ways that these riots supported the ‘myth’ of the anti-racist liberals of the North and the difficulties facing free African Americans. Be sure to include which Union states held slaves throughout the Civil War and why this was an ongoing embarrassment for Lincoln and the Union.