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

Author(s): Oakes, James
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Subjects: Emancipation Proclamation
Slaves--Emancipation--United States
Slavery--United States--History
Antislavery movements--United States--History
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States Emancipation Proclamation
United States. President (1861-1865 : Lincoln). Emancipation Proclamation
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : W.W. Norton, c2013
LC Classification: E
Alternate Titles: Portion of title: Destruction of slavery in the United States, 1861-1865
Notes: LCCN: 2012035601
ISBN: 9780393065312 (hardcover)
ISBN: 0393065316 (hardcover)
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?
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
Physical Description: xxiv, 595 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm
OCLC Number: 783162639
ISBN/ISSN: 9780393065312

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