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US History – Government Policies During the Civil War, 1861-65

3. Proposals for the Colonisation of African Americans

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Lecture

In this module, we will examine Lincoln's involvement in the various proposals throughout the war for the colonisation of African Americans. We will focus on the following areas: (i) the colonisation movement before the Civil War; (ii) the motives behind colonisation efforts (iii) Lincoln's involvement in the proposals; and (iv) the various proposals during the Civil War.

Course

In this course, Professor Paul Escott (Wake Forest University) examines the American Civil War and addresses some of the popular myths that have developed about the war and whether they hold true to the historical record. In the first module, we examine the question of why the North went to war. After this, we explore the myths surrounding emancipation. We will then turn to examine Lincoln's involvement in the various proposals throughout the war for the colonisation of African Americans. After this, we look at Lincoln's views on reconstruction. And finally, we turn to examine the Confederate experience during the War.

Lecturer

Professor Paul Escott is Reynolds Professor (Emeritus) of History at Wake Forest University. He specialises in United States Civil War history and has published a number of books within this field, including Lincoln’s Dilemma: Blair, Sumner, and the Republican Struggle over Racism and Equality in the Civil War Era which aimed to challenge some of the myths that popular culture has built up about the Civil War Era.

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Escott, P. (2022, January 19). US History – Government Policies During the Civil War, 1861-65 - Proposals for the Colonisation of African Americans [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://www.massolit.io/courses/us-history-government-policies-during-the-civil-war-1861-65/proposals-for-the-colonisation-of-african-americans

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Escott, P. "US History – Government Policies During the Civil War, 1861-65 – Proposals for the Colonisation of African Americans." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 19 Jan 2022, https://www.massolit.io/courses/us-history-government-policies-during-the-civil-war-1861-65/proposals-for-the-colonisation-of-african-americans

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