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Who is Abraham Lincoln from The America Play, and Other Works and what is their importance?

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Abraham Lincoln was President of the United States during the Civil War. He is credited with having the both the moral and political courage to put an end slavery - or to at least initiate the battle that will end it. In the play, Lincoln is regarded as as ambivalent character, who is idolized and viewed as a hero, but who was not necessarily as great a friend to African Americans as history and African Americans tend to give him credit for.

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The America Play, and Other Works