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Oakes, James
Freedom national : the destruction of slavery in the United States, 1861-1865 / James Oakes
Alternate Title Destruction of slavery in the United States, 1861-1865
1st ed
New York : W.W. Norton, c2013
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  E453 .O24 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States
Slavery -- United States -- History
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History
Subject United States. President (1861-1865 : Lincoln). Emancipation Proclamation
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Physical 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?
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [495]-554) 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

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