"I like the Walrus best," said Alice: because he was a little sorry for the poor oysters."
"He ate more than the Carpenter, though," said Tweedledee.
"You see, he held his handkerchief in front, so that
the Carpenter couldn't see how many he took: contrariwise."
"That was mean!" Alice said indignantly.
"Then I like the Carpenter best -- if he didn't eat so many as the Walrus."
"But he ate as many as he could get," said Tweedledum.
-Lewis Carroll, Through The Looking-Glass
Throughout this website I have tried to stick to the objective facts, except for the page titled Were They Just Men of their Time? One problem with objectivity is that it treats Andrew Jackson and Ulysses Grant as equal: both slave owners. Ditto with James Buchanan and Abraham Lincoln, both non-owners. On this page I try to distinguish between different levels of commitment to slavery or anti-slavery. The categories are arbitrary, subjective, and my own.