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The Resource Lincoln and the politics of slavery : the other Thirteenth Amendment and the struggle to save the union, Daniel W. Crofts

Lincoln and the politics of slavery : the other Thirteenth Amendment and the struggle to save the union, Daniel W. Crofts

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Lincoln and the politics of slavery : the other Thirteenth Amendment and the struggle to save the union
Title
Lincoln and the politics of slavery
Title remainder
the other Thirteenth Amendment and the struggle to save the union
Statement of responsibility
Daniel W. Crofts
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Language
eng
Summary
In this landmark book, Daniel Crofts examines a little-known episode in the most celebrated aspect of Abraham Lincoln's life: his role as the "Great Emancipator." Lincoln always hated slavery, but he also believed it to be legal where it already existed, and he never imagined fighting a war to end it. In 1861, as part of a last-ditch effort to preserve the Union and prevent war, the new president even offered to accept a constitutional amendment that barred Congress from interfering with slavery in the slave states. Lincoln made this key overture in his first inaugural address. Crofts unearths the hidden history and political maneuvering behind the stillborn attempt to enact this amendment, the polar opposite of the actual Thirteenth Amendment of 1865 that ended slavery. This compelling book sheds light on an overlooked element of Lincoln's statecraft and presents a relentlessly honest portrayal of America's most admired president. Crofts rejects the view advanced by some Lincoln scholars that the wartime momentum toward emancipation originated well before the first shots were fired. Lincoln did indeed become the "Great Emancipator," but he had no such intention when he first took office. Only amid the crucible of combat did the war to save the Union become a war for freedom
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Crofts, Daniel W.,
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
E457.2
LC item number
.C935 2016 ONLINE
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Civil War America
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  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • United States.
  • Slaves
  • Slavery
  • Political and social views
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • United States
Label
Lincoln and the politics of slavery : the other Thirteenth Amendment and the struggle to save the union, Daniel W. Crofts
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Mutual misconceptions ;
  • The
  • Seward amendment ;
  • The
  • Corwin amendment
  • Debating the other Thirteenth Amendment. Reaching across the abyss ;
  • The
  • Unfazed and the alarmed ;
  • The
  • Amendment assessed
  • Prologue : the bread pill -- The
  • The
  • Abortive launch.
  • Congress acts ;
  • The
  • President speaks ;
  • The
  • Ratification fizzle
  • Epilogue 1.
  • James M. Ashley and the Thirteenth Amendment
  • Epilogue 2.
  • Antebellum context.
  • John A. Bingham and the Fourteenth Amendment
  • The
  • Abolition movement and the problem of the Constitution
  • Antislavery politics and the problem of the constitution ;
  • The
  • Republican Party, Abraham Lincoln, and the problem of the Constitution
  • Origins of the other Thirteenth Amendment.
Control code
939598134
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469627328
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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22573/ctt17rwdf6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)939598134
Label
Lincoln and the politics of slavery : the other Thirteenth Amendment and the struggle to save the union, Daniel W. Crofts
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Mutual misconceptions ;
  • The
  • Seward amendment ;
  • The
  • Corwin amendment
  • Debating the other Thirteenth Amendment. Reaching across the abyss ;
  • The
  • Unfazed and the alarmed ;
  • The
  • Amendment assessed
  • Prologue : the bread pill -- The
  • The
  • Abortive launch.
  • Congress acts ;
  • The
  • President speaks ;
  • The
  • Ratification fizzle
  • Epilogue 1.
  • James M. Ashley and the Thirteenth Amendment
  • Epilogue 2.
  • Antebellum context.
  • John A. Bingham and the Fourteenth Amendment
  • The
  • Abolition movement and the problem of the Constitution
  • Antislavery politics and the problem of the constitution ;
  • The
  • Republican Party, Abraham Lincoln, and the problem of the Constitution
  • Origins of the other Thirteenth Amendment.
Control code
939598134
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469627328
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt17rwdf6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)939598134

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