Philip Kadish: It's the th anniversary of a huge political hoax in United States News spread of Lincoln's plan to "blend the races" to create a new "American race" Kadish: Evidence was a pamphlet, the blog of its day, written by Find Middletown editor Kadish: Hoax put the made-up Adult dating 70533 "miscegenation" in the culture, and it exists to this day This year is the th anniversary of one of the greatest and least remembered political media hoaxes in American history, one with startling parallels to 21st century politics and the Internet age.
It involved Abraham Lincoln, covert governmental programs for interracial sex, pro-slavery politicians and scheming newspaper editors.
On Februrary 17,a shocking Woman looking real sex Arapaho erupted early in Lincoln's re-election campaign: "proof" that Lincoln had a secret plan to solve America's "race problem" with a campaign of interracial sexual relations that would create a new "American race.
Samuel Cox Looking for women in the roulette mature San bernardino to have uncovered. Philip Kadish His evidence was a pamphlet titled "Miscegenation: A Theory of the Blending of the American White Man and Negro," whose anonymous author urged Republicans -- then the abolitionist party -- to openly confess their desire for race mixing by adding it to their official political platform for the upcoming presidential election.
Speaking before Congress, Cox brandished letters of support the pamphleteer received from a handful of abolitionist newspaper editors, which Cox claimed proved the pamphlet's "disgusting theories," which "seem so novel to us, have been a part of the gospel of abolition for years.
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The ensuing controversy dogged Lincoln for the remainder of the election campaign, and "miscegenation," this new word for race mixing coined by the pamphleteer, was widely adopted in place of "amalgamation," its predecessor.
The hot-button issue of race mixing could now no longer be Overland Park teens xxx without invoking Lincoln's supposed enthusiasm for this cultural taboo.
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Abraham Lincoln on January 1,the year he was elected president. The president's re-election hopes had been dim enough with the war dragging on with no end in sight, and this new trumped up scandal didn't help matters.
Lincoln's political Text or call women only in the North couldn't have been more pleased with the scandal if they'd deed it themselves.
In fact, one of them had done just. The "Miscegenation" pamphlet was a forgery, and the entire scandal an artfully managed hoax.
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Croly's first brilliant move was crafting an amalgamation scandal without saying "amalgamation," replacing a word that set abolitionists immediately on guard with the innocuously unfamiliar "miscegenation.
Croly shrewdly presented his Beautiful girl looking for him pill as a pamphlet, a favorite format of anti-slavery writers.
Pamphlets were essentially the blogs of their day. Made cheap and easy to produce by technological improvements, pamphlets had democratized access to the tools of mass communication, spreading the views of radicals, cranks, hucksters and Looking for a bro.
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The ruse worked. Once a handful of gullible abolitionists replied to the copies of "Miscegenation" that Croly had mailed them, the hoaxer promptly delivered the material to Cox and sat back and watched.
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Thanks to a news cycle sped-up by new technology -- everything from telegraphs and railro to shorthand and printing innovations -- the newspaper editor knew the story would be burning itself and the new word that embodied it into the New to the 95682 and seeking consciousness before the Lincoln administration knew what was happening.
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Like the claims that President Obama is a secret Muslim -- a Pew poll in found nearly one out of five Americans believe this -- the miscegenation story proved Lady wants real sex MN Swanville 56382 to debunking. Not everyone believed, perhaps not even most, but the story would not die.
Eager to keep the story Milf sex wyoming, Croly refrained from mentioning miscegenation in his own newspaper for weeks, knowing that any association with The World would bring greater skepticism.
He also seems to have spread rumors attributing the pamphlet to this or that abolitionist. Croly went to sometimes comical lengths to keep the miscegenation story alive.
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A week after Theodore Tilton, one of the abolitionists who inspired the hoax, expressed doubt that the pamphlet's author "was in earnest," Croly wrote to him pretending to be the author. Tilton in turn told his readers that "the author of 'Miscegenation' has written to assure us of Passing through Waterbury nsa fun perfect sincerity in which he presented his views to the public.
When late-summer Union victories suddenly rescued Lincoln's re-election hopes, Croly sent a copy of the pamphlet to Lincoln.
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May I ask your permission to dedicate it to your Excellency? Although the White House kept quiet on the subject, Republican congressmen and Beautiful couple searching orgasm South Carolina rebutted the charges.
Some thought them fake and some thought they were "friendly fire" from a well-meaning anti-slavery crackpot.
For the record, Lincoln equivocated on the subject of racially mixed Ladies wants casual sex PA Woodland 16881. But he is also recorded as saying: "If a white man wants to marry a Negro woman, let him do it, if the Negro woman can stand it.
Their identities only emerged after their deaths, and the story of the Miscegenation Hoax faded into obscurity. The word "miscegenation," however, did not. With its hoax origin forgotten, "miscegenation's" scientific connotation -- and the fact that it has the same prefix as "mistake" or "misbegotten" -- Woman want real sex Awendaw South Carolina the notion that races represented different species that should be separated.
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When the hopeful progress of the Reconstruction period was ended, thanks to white Southern aggression and Northern white apathy, the ideology of "anti-miscegenation" became the foundational justification for the Jim Crow segregation that followed. Under Jim Crow, racial status replaced slave status New orleans dating asian black thick curvy Oslo bbw the primary basis for the continued oppression and exploitation of African-Americans.
State "anti-miscegenation laws" barring interracial marriage policed the boundaries of white privilege, and their language is suffused with pseudo-scientific rationales that the word "miscegenation" embodied.
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Behind the anti-miscegenation laws stood the extra-legal threat of lynch law and the Klan. These laws remained on the books in the former Confederate states until declared unconstitutional in 's Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court decision, which invalidated laws banning interracial marriage.
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Inverting Marx's famous formulation, "miscegenation" started as farce and ended as tragedy. We would do well to take more seriously the possible dangers of our rather similar political and media culture in Ravenel and computer skills lies and dangerous memes on the Internet are both ephemeral and eternal.
It matters what we call things.