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Lincoln's Hundred Days : the emancipation proclamation and the war for the Union

Author: Louis P Masur
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The time has come now," Abraham Lincoln told his cabinet as he presented the preliminary draft of a "Proclamation of Emancipation." Lincoln's effort to end slavery has been controversial since its inception -- when it was denounced by some as an unconstitutional usurpation and by others as an inadequate half-measure -- up to the present, as historians have discounted its import and impact. At the sesquicentennial
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Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Louis P Masur
ISBN: 9780674066908 0674066901
OCLC Number: 781278941
Description: viii, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: September 22, 1862: Lincoln Tells a Story --
THE PATH TO THE PRELIMINARY PROCLAMATION : Toward Emancipation ; Messages and Measures ; A New Departure ; Movement --
ONE HUNDRED DAYS : Judgments ; The Reactions of Scholars and Soldiers ; Intervention and Election Fever ; "We Cannot Escape History" ; Standing Firm --
THE PROCLAMATION AND BEYOND : Jubilee ; "Men of Color, To Arms!" ; "It Can Not Be Retracted" ; Emancipation Triumphant --
Epilogue: April 4, 1865: Lincoln Visits Richmond.
Responsibility: Louis P. Masur.

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Lincoln's Hundred Days tells the story of the period between September 22, 1862, when Lincoln issued his preliminary Proclamation, and January 1, 1863, when he signed the significantly altered  Read more...
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A moving, accessible portrayal of Lincoln as a deeply humble, strangely physical presence who spoke in oracular parables. Kirkus Reviews 20120801 Masur delivers an intelligent account of how Lincoln Read more...

 
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