James Srodes: ‘Lincoln and the Abolitionists: John Quincy Adams, Slavery, and the Civil War’ book review

James Srodes: ‘Lincoln and the Abolitionists: John Quincy Adams, Slavery, and the Civil War’ book review

LINCOLN AND THE ABOLITIONISTS: JOHN QUINCY ADAMS, SLAVERY, AND THE CIVIL WAR By Fred Kaplan Harper, $28.99, 366 pages Myths die hard. None have resisted truth more than the fables that sprang up after Abraham Lincoln’s death launched his hagiography as The Great Emancipator of the roughly four million African-Americans held as chattel slaves. History […]