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Abraham Lincoln and a new birth of freedom : the Union and slavery in the diplomacy of the Civil War

Author: Howard Jones
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1999.
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"In Abraham Lincoln and a New Birth of Freedom, Howard Jones explores the relationship between President Lincoln's wartime diplomacy and his interrelated goals of forming a more perfect Union and abolishing slavery. From the outset of the Civil War, Lincoln's central purpose was to save the Union by defeating the South on the battlefield. No less important was his need to prevent a European intervention that would  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jones, Howard, 1940-
Abraham Lincoln and a new birth of freedom.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607152901
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Jones
ISBN: 0803225822 9780803225824
OCLC Number: 40682121
Description: xii, 236 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: ch. 1. Lincoln on slavery: a constitutional right and a moral wrong --
ch. 2. Lincoln, slavery, and perpetual union --
ch. 3. Southern slavery, northern freedom: the central dilemma of the Republic --
ch. 4. Emancipation by the sword? race war and Antietam as catalysts to intervention --
ch. 5. "Days of grace": emancipation the prelude to foreign intervention? --
ch. 6. Autumn of discontent: the crisis over intervention --
ch. 7. Emancipation Proclamation: an act of justice, warranted by military necessity --
ch. 8. Final impact of slavery on intervention: Napoleon's grand design for the Americas --
Epilogue: to create a more perfect union.
Responsibility: Howard Jones.
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Lincoln's goal of preserving the Union evolved into an effort to form a perfect Union, one that rested on the natural rights principles of the Declaration of Independence and thus necessitated  Read more...

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