september, 2019

05sep7:00 pm8:30 pmHistory Revealed: The Children of Lincoln


Event Details

Framed around four white advocates of African American rights in Minnesota, The Children of Lincoln reveals a little known but critical chapter in the state’s history as it intersects with the broader account of race in America. It reveals a pattern of racial paternalism, describing how even “enlightened” white Northerners would come to embrace policies that reinforced a notion of black inferiority.

William D. Green is professor of history at Augsburg University and author of The Children of Lincoln: White Paternalism and the Limits of Black Opportunity in Minnesota, 1860-1876, which is a finalist for the Minnesota Non-Fiction category of the 2019 Minnesota Book Awards, to be awarded in April. He is also the author of Degrees of Freedom: The Origins of Civil Rights in Minnesota, 1865–1912 (winner of the Hognander Minnesota History Award) and A Peculiar Imbalance: The Rise and Fall of Racial Equality in Minnesota, 1837–1869, both published by University of Minnesota press.

Free and open to all


(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST


East Side Freedom Library

1105 Greenbrier St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106


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