Lincoln Uncensored

Lincoln Uncensored
Author name: 
Joseph Fallon
School of International and Public Affairs

Americans only know the Lincoln presented in official histories or Hollywood movies. In these accounts, he is a champion of democracy, an apostle of racial equality, and a paragon of social justice. These are tales, however, of a man who never was.

Lincoln did not establish liberty in America; he unleashed terror on Americans. Lincoln shredded the Constitution; ignored the courts; obstructed free and fair elections; criminalized speech; outlawed dissent; refused to honor existing treaties with Indian nations; proclaimed women and children, the sick, and the elderly legitimate military targets; and waged an unprovoked and illegal war, which killed more than 600,000 Americans.

Like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, it is time for us to pull back the curtain and expose the man behind the myth. Let Lincoln speak for Lincoln.

“Fallon’s book examines 10 volumes of collected writings and speeches of Lincoln’s, which include passages on slavery, secession, equality of blacks and emancipation. We don’t have to rely upon anyone’s interpretation. Just read his words to see what you make of them.” — Walter Williams

Lincoln Uncensored presents the views of Abraham Lincoln in his own words on blacks, whites, Mexicans, Indians, slavery, secession, the US Constitution, Habeas Corpus, a national bank, tariffs, internal improvements, war, and God.

The book is composed as a reference work. You can read it cover to cover or go directly to the chapters that are of most interest. The first two-thirds of this book consists of 24 chapters. Each chapter covers a specific subject arranged in chronological order.

The last third of the book has endnotes where more information is provided on such subjects as official corruption, the Great Sioux Uprising of 1862, the attempted assassination of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, and the US Presidential Election of 1864.

The purpose of this book is to present readers with Lincoln’s own words and allow them to make up their own minds.