Abraham Lincoln and the Road to Emancipation, 1861-1865 (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Mar 19, 2001 - History - 352 pages
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In this comprehensive account of Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, William K. Klingaman takes a fresh look at what is arguably the most controversial reform in American history. Taking the reader from Lincoln's inauguration through the Civil War to his tragic assassination, it uncovers the complex political and psychological pressures facing Lincoln in his consideration of the slavery question, including his decision to issue the proclamation without consulting any member of his cabinet, and his meticulous attention to every word of the document. The book concludes with a discussion of what the Emancipation Proclamation really meant to four million newly freed blacks and its subsequent impact on race relations in America.
  

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Contents

PREFACE
MARCH 4 1861
2THE WHITE MANS WAR
3A SEARCH FOR MIDDLE GROUND
4LONG ROUTE TO FREEDOM
5LINCOLNS TIGHTROPE
6TO SAVE THE UNION
7A HUNDRED DAYS
8EMANCIPATION
9CREATING FREEDOM
10AFTERMATH
NOTES
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

William K. Klingaman is the author of several books of cultural history, including 1919: The Year Our World Began and 1929: The Year of the Great Crash.

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