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Author Oakes, James.
Title Freedom national : the destruction of slavery in the United States, 1861-1865 / James Oakes.
Publication Info. New York : W. W. Norton & Co., c2013.
Edition 1st ed.
Location Call No. Status Notes
 Purdy-Kresge Library  E 453 .O13 2013    CHECKED IN
Description xxiv, 595 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., 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?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 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.
Subject Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States.
Slavery -- United States -- History.
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History.
United States. President (1861-1865 : Lincoln). Emancipation Proclamation.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Added Title Destruction of slavery in the United States, 1861-1865
ISBN 9780393065312 (hardcover)
0393065316 (hardcover)
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