UNC_Samurai: You want to talk about distorting history and taking things out of context? This shiat right here:"He used the N-word and told racist jokes. He once said African-Americans were inferior to whites. He proposed ending slavery by shipping willing slaves back to Africa."
JosephFinn: Or, they laid the groundwork and then Lincoln had the political power and the will to finish the work. It's not an either/or proposition, and blaming the movie "Lincoln" for ignoring a part of the story that's not in any way part of the focused narrative they're telling in that movie is...well, it's a stupid CNN.com article. Oh wait, that means it's a normal CNN article.
Fano: unlikely: unlikely: People who go to major theatrical releases expecting a full and correct accounting of all of the nuances of history need to stop going to movies. They'll never be happy, and they're annoying as all fark./said the degree-toting Classical historian (me) who enjoys Sword-and-Sandals films like Gladiator and 300This.Of course, we don't have enough documentaries on say, the history channel these days. And even in its heyday, it would have been nice to cover more topics than your average social studies fair.
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