Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865

Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865

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Winner of the Lincoln Prize. “Oakes brilliantly succeeds in [clarifying] the aims of the war with a wholly new perspective.”—David Brion Davis, New York Review of Books Freedom National is a groundbreaking history of emancipation that joins the political initiatives of Lincoln and the Republicans in Congress with the courageous actions of Union soldiers and runaway slaves in the South. It shatters the widespread conviction that the Civil War was first and foremost… (more)

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A useful contribution to the literature about slavery and the Civil War.

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Book Details  


Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (December 03, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 384 pages

File size: 8.4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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