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Freedom national : the destruction of slavery in the United States, 1861-1865

Author: James Oakes
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of emancipation and its impact on the Civil War, discussing how Lincoln and the Republicans fought primarily for freeing slaves throughout the war, not just as a secondary objective in an effort to restore the country.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Oakes
ISBN: 9780393065312 0393065316 9780393347753 0393347753
OCLC Number: 783162639
Description: xxiv, 595 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: "Ultimate extinction" --
"Disunion is abolition" --
"Fulfillment of the prophecies" --
August 8, 1861 : emancipation begins --
The Border States --
"Self-emancipation" --
"By the act of Congress they are clearly free" --
"A cordon of freedom" --
The "preliminary" proclamation --
The Emancipation Proclamation --
"The system yet lives" --
"Our fathers were mistaken" --
Was freedom enough?
Other Titles: Destruction of slavery in the United States, 1861-1865
Responsibility: James Oakes.
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A powerful history of emancipation that will reshape our understanding of Lincoln and the Civil War.  Read more...

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"...magisterial new book..." New Statesman "Oakes brilliantly succeeds in [clarifying] the aims of the war with a wholly new perspective." The New York Review of Books "[A] brilliant new look Read more...

 
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