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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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Author
Subject
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
Cataloging source
NcU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crofts, Daniel W
Dewey number
973.7092
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E457.2
LC item number
.C935 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Civil War America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • 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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-281)and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : the bread pill -- The antebellum context. 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. 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 -- The abortive launch. Congress acts ; The president speaks ; The ratification fizzle -- Epilogue One. James M. Ashley and the Thirteenth Amendment -- Epilogue Two. John A. Bingham and the Fourteenth Amendment
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9781469627311
Lccn
2015032054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn919068308
  • 2124418
Label
Lincoln and the politics of slavery : the other Thirteenth Amendment and the struggle to save the union, Daniel W. Crofts
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-281)and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : the bread pill -- The antebellum context. 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. 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 -- The abortive launch. Congress acts ; The president speaks ; The ratification fizzle -- Epilogue One. James M. Ashley and the Thirteenth Amendment -- Epilogue Two. John A. Bingham and the Fourteenth Amendment
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
356 pages
Isbn
9781469627311
Lccn
2015032054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn919068308
  • 2124418

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