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Old October 6 2010, 05:43 AM   #43
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Re: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter produced by Tim Burton in the work

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this tepid simulacrum of support (not even an endorsement!) doesn't count.
Huh, Wikipedia's language on this seems to be wrong.

So, you're arguing that Lincoln played a pragmatic game of restricting slavery's spread that had the somewhat unexpected and un-sought-for side effect of abolishing slavery as soon as was possible. A very valid argument, but I still don't think that that makes Lincoln a " quite determined" abolitionist, more of a "quite determined anti-slavery-expansionist" who happened to abolish slavery, in large part accidentally.
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