Sunday, January 15, 2006

Douglass' judgment upon Lincoln

[correction: I was guilty of the great faux pas of spelling Douglass with one s.]

DeLong has put together an excellent post, combining Lincoln's words from his debates with Frederick Douglass 1876 judgment of Lincoln:
Brad DeLong's Semi-Daily Journal

...Viewed from the genuine abolition ground, Mr. Lincoln seemed tardy, cold, dull, and indifferent; but measuring him by the sentiment of his country, a sentiment he was bound as a statesman to consult, he was swift, zealous, radical, and determined...
Douglas was a terribly eloquent writer. I do recommend reading the entire post.

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