# The Negro Problem: Abraham Lincoln's Solution

TO THE THINKING MEN AND WOMEN OF

THE UNITED STATES, WHO, REALIZING THE

GRAVITY OF THE NEGRO PROBLEM, ARE SEEKING

IN PERPLEXITY FOR ITS SOLUTION,

THIS WORK IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED.

CONTENTS

BOOK I.

THE PROBLEM.

CHAPTER PAGB

I. The Character of the Problem ... 3

II. The History of the Problem . . .29

III. The Dimensions of the Problem . . .47

IV. The Present Condition of the Negro Race . 68

V. Illustrative Phases of the Problem . . 96

VI. Why Attempt to Solve the Problem at All ? . 125

BOOK II.

THE PROPOSED SOLUTIONS.

I. The Solution of the South . . . .153

II. Lynching as an Element of the Problem . 178

III. The Solution of the North . . . .204

IV. The Political Phase of the Problem. . .229

V. The Disfranchisement of the Negro. . . 259

VI. The Negro's Solution 285

VII. Abraham Lincoln's Solution . . . 306

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