I went to school in the 80s in NJ and learned about Lincoln and Federalism, the state sovereignty vs state rights debate, laws he broke for wartime, etc, and that was out of a tattered 6th grade US history book from the 1950s. (I hope they got rid of those by now). But socialism didn’t exist then. Perhaps later socialists did a reading of Lincoln and found a lot that was favorable, or those who felt he overstepped put him in that light later, but either way is a rewriting of history.

I went to school in the 80s in NJ and learned about Lincoln and Federalism, the state sovereignty vs state rights debate, laws he broke for wartime, etc, and that was out of a tattered 6th grade US history book from the 1950s. (I hope they got rid of those by now).

But socialism didn’t exist then. Perhaps later socialists did a reading of Lincoln and found a lot that was favorable, or those who felt he overstepped put him in that light later, but either way is a rewriting of history.

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