Lincoln’s Hundred Days

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Harvard University Press, Sep 22, 2012 - History - 310 pages
Lincoln’s Hundred Days tells the story of the period between September 22, 1862, when Lincoln issued his preliminary Proclamation, and January 1, 1863, when he signed the significantly altered decree. As battlefield deaths mounted and debate raged, Lincoln hesitated, calculated, prayed, and reckoned with the anxieties and expectations of millions.
 

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Lincoln's Hundred Days: The Emancipation Proclamation and the War for the Union

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Masur describes the personal, political, military, and moral interests pushing Lincoln toward "the new birth of freedom" promised in the Emancipation Proclamation and shows that he never wavered from that commitment, even in the face of military and political reverses. (LJ 8/12) Read full review

LINCOLN'S HUNDRED DAYS: The Emancipation Proclamation and the War for the Union

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In a scholarly examination of the Emancipation Proclamation, Masur (American Studies and History/Rutgers Univ.; The Civil War: A Concise History, 2011, etc.) reveals the intensive intellectual ... Read full review

Contents

Lincoln
Toward Emancipation
1
ONE HUNDRED DAYS
11
The Reactions ofScholars
28
Intervention
52
We Cannot Escape History
85
9
91
Jubilee
133
Men of Color To Arms
148
It Can NotBe Retracted
221
Notes
4
Acknowledgments
67
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Louis P.Masur, a professor of history at the City University of New York and the editor of Reviews in American History, is the author of Rites of Execution: Capital Punishment and the Transformation of American Culture, 1776-1865. He lives in New Jersey.

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