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Lincoln's citadel : the Civil War in Washington, DC

Author: Kenneth J Winkle
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Describes the Civil War from Abraham Lincoln's point of view in Washington, D.C., chronicling how the president supported fugitive slaves and also personally comforted wounded troops during wartime.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth J Winkle
ISBN: 9780393081558 0393081559
OCLC Number: 842337589
Description: xvi, 486 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: "Abolition house" --
"Getting the hang of the house": Congressman Abraham Lincoln --
"At war with Washington": the abolitionists --
"A western free state man": Lincoln and slavery --
"Is the center nothing?": Lincoln's middle ground --
"Cleaning the devil out of Washington" --
"A wide spread and powerful conspiracy": warnings and threats from Washington --
"The way we skulked into this city": claiming the presidency --
"This big White House": the Lincoln family --
"White and black, all mixed up together": the African American community --
"A swift and terrible retribution": striking the first blows --
"Order out of confusion": preparing for war --
"I was slow to adopt the strong measures": loyalty and disloyalty --
"If I were only a boy I'd march off tomorrow": the tide of sick and wounded --
"An unknown something called freedom" --
"Tinkering experiments": toward emancipation --
"Freedom triumphant in war and peace": emancipation in Washington --
"We must use what tools we have": toward total war --
"On the soil where they were born": the former slaves --
"The step which, at once, shortens the war": the Emancipation Proclamation --
"Defend what is our own": the limits of freedom --
"Never forget what they did here": honoring the fallen --
"Worth more than a victory in the field": the end in sight --
Epilogue: "The country was ready to say amen."
Responsibility: Kenneth J. Winkle.
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