James Oakes

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

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ISBN 9780393065312 W.W. Norton & Company

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 a war to restore the Union and only gradually, when it became a military necessity, a war to end slavery. More about this book >

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