Alexander Stephens & Abraham Lincoln

Alexander Hamilton Stephens (February 11, 1812 – March 4, 1883) was an American politician from Georgia. Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He successfully led his country through a great constitutional, military and moral crisis – the American Civil War – preserving the Union, while ending slavery, and promoting economic and financial modernization. 4.0/5

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I've actually been looking for a good book about the Whigs. A party with Abraham Lincoln *and* Alexander Stephens? Intriguing.
Via Mr Tourtelott: "If you had told Abraham Lincoln that in 150 years the Republican Party would embrace the political philosophy of John C. Calhoun and Alexander Stephens, I don't know whether he would have laughed or cried."
"LINCOLN"..L-001131R..Daniel Day Lewis stars as President Abraham Lincoln in this scene from director Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" from DreamWorks Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox...Ph: David James, SMPSP..©DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC. â All Rights Reserved. (Credit: David James, Smpsp) On a repeat viewing of Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” over the New Year’s holiday, a scene I had barely noticed the first time jumped out at me. Confederate vice-president Alexander Stephens (played with reptilian gentility by Jackie Earle Haley), in a secret meeting aboard a steamboat with Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of State William Seward, faces up to the reality that the era of slavery has come to an end. Ratification of the 13th Amendment, Stephens muses, will destroy the basis of the Southern economy and the South’s traditional way of life. “We won’t know ourselves anymore,” he says. If only it had been so. What an affluent slaveowner like Stephens feared most, no doubt, was the utopian ...
I'm in the midst of reading THE FIERY TRIAL, Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery, by Eric Foner. This is a subject that I'm fairly familiar with. Yet, it never ceases to amaze me how African American constitutionally legal and "justified" SLAVERY came to be abolished via the civil war, the Emancipation Prolamation ( promulgated 150 years ago this month), and the 13th Amendment to the constitution. It was nothing, if not, a MIRACLE of unintended intentions! If it hadn't been for those stupid racist southern politicians of 1860, it might easily have lasted well into the 20th century ( as did legal segregation). Thank you Jefferson Davis, Alexander Stephens, ect.! Throughout American history one looks in vain for a white sustained MORAL objection to slavery and all of its evils. In some places in America, we are still looking.
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