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Lincoln’s New Party, Anti-Irish and Anti-Slavery

In celebration of Juneteenth on June 19th, which commemorates the end of slavery, we bring you this excerpt from Lincoln and the Irish: The Untold Story of How the Irish Helped Abraham Lincoln Save the Union, by Irish America publisher, Niall O’Dowd. By 1856, the Whig party Lincoln belonged to had destroyed itself over slavery and the violence of the Know-Nothings, an extremistRead more..