Thursday, December 6, 2012

Lincoln worked on plans for facilitating self-deportation of ex-slaves up through his death in April 1865

Lincoln thought that black ex-slaves should move to warmer climes, such as Liberia, Hispaniola, and Central America. In fact, the same morning he issued the Emancipation Proclamation - January 1, 1863 - Lincoln signed a contract establishing a colony for 5,000 black ex-slaves in Haiti.

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