We're going to go out on a limb and say that slavery is wrong. This may be super obvious to us now (note to self: water is wet), but in the 19th century this was an open question, with pro-slavery people and abolitionists arguing, debating, and sometimes shooting or beating each other up over it. (And though we don't see a lot of it in this book, the slaves weren't just watching this fight; they were fighting, running away, and publishing incredibly influential memoirs.) Though slavery by itself is a serious issue for Abe, it's also tightly wound up with the issue of vampirism, which is also a Big Deal for the guy. And that raises a question. Does the connection between vampires and slavery in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter illuminate one or the other? Do we see slavery differently because of this association?