Any of you who are history majors (or at least know history well)
Im watching one of my favorite 'school required' movies from high school, called Glory. (matthew Broderic, denzel washington, morgan freeman, etc)
i love this movie. but i haven't seen it since i was a teen.
watching it now, i had to pause it and come ask something. and ive noticed that this group is made up of at least moderately intelligent women with a great deal of knowledge in politics and history.
I have always been under the impression, from school and such, that pres. lincoln was AGAINST slavery. and fought to get RID of it.
But i could be wrong, because i only squeaked by with a C in history lol.
but i am really really curious about this. because in the movie, (not sure how accurate it really is but its supposed to be fairly accurate) pres lincoln issued a proclamation that any colored man caught enlisting in the army by the confederates would be immediately returned to a state of slavery, and any colored man wearing a uniform would be put to death.
that just doesn't make sense to me if pres lincoln was a man who fought to end slavery and wanted equality.
thanks for your time!