The War in America: Being an Historical and Political Account of the Southern and Northern States: Showing the Origin and Cause of the Present Secession War. With a Large Map of the United States, Engraved on Steel (Google eBook)

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Hamilton, Adams, 1862 - Slavery - 418 pages
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