The British Honduras Colony: Black Emigrationist Support for Colonization in the Lincoln Presidency

  title={The British Honduras Colony: Black Emigrationist Support for Colonization in the Lincoln Presidency},
  author={Phillip W. Magness},
  journal={Slavery \& Abolition},
  pages={39 - 60}
The traditional historical narrative has tended to interpret colonization during the Civil War by simultaneously discounting African-American support for the policy and Abraham Lincoln's sincerity in offering it. Challenging these views, this paper examines new evidence of the U.S. government's efforts to enlist the pro-emigration minority of the free black community for a proposed settlement in British Honduras. For a brief period in 1863, black emigrationists including Henry Highland Garnet… 
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