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Slotkin, Richard, 1942-
The long road to Antietam : how the Civil War became a revolution / Richard Slotkin
Alternate Title How the Civil War became a revolution
1st ed
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E474.65 .S57 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862
Subject Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Military leadership
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns
United States. President (1861-1865 : Lincoln). Emancipation Proclamation
Physical Description xxxii, 478 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [455]-461) and index
Contents Turning point : military stalemate and strategic initiatives : July 1862 -- The Confederate offensive : August 1862 -- The invasion of Maryland : September 2-15, 1862 -- The Battle of Antietam : September 16-18, 1862 -- The revolutionary crisis : September 22-November 7, 1862
Summary In the summer of 1862, after a year of protracted fighting, Abraham Lincoln decided on a radical change of strategy, one that abandoned hope for a compromise peace and committed the nation to all-out war. The centerpiece of that new strategy was the Emancipation Proclamation: an unprecedented use of federal power that would revolutionize Southern society

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