Unformatted text preview: unsure of where the black citizens would live. Some, including Lincoln, pondered returning the former slaves to Africa. Others pictured new “black colonies” which they believed would help stop the spread of slavery. And even in the North, James Pike of the Herald Tribune wrote that the states should “aim [...] to get rid of the Negro population entirely”. Both the North and the South had difficulty imagining how to integrate both societies successfully. Morone states that “markets are always embedded in a social and political context,” and that “biases sneak in”. It is apparent, in the difficulty America had in accepting the former slaves as free people, that biases did indeed “sneak in”, in many ways prompted by white people's resistance to change in the economy. The North and the South were, of course, originally at odds regarding whether or not slaves should be free, but eventually even the North found itself sympathizing in some ways with the South....
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- Fall '08
- Abraham Lincoln, Slavery in the United States, American Civil War, abolitionist movement