Editor says, what if the Cooper Union address had focused on slavery? muses Jeff Provine on This Day in Alternate History Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Jeff Provine Blog thread.
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Editor says, in reality Lincoln limited his speech to thoughts on the expansion of slavery to the territories. Lincoln's ideas of colonization for former slaves would later be outlined in the Emancipation Proclamation of 1862, though not largely carried through. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.