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Lincoln"s Hundred Days the Emancipation Proclamation and the war for the union by Louis P. Masur

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Published by The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Politics and government,
  • Views on slavery,
  • United States. President (1861-1865 : Lincoln),
  • United States,
  • Slaves,
  • Emancipation

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementLouis P. Masur
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE453 .M266 2012
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Paginationvii, 358 p.
Number of Pages372
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25259899M
ISBN 100674066901
ISBN 109780674066908
LC Control Number2012009044

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Lincoln’s Hundred Days tells the story of the period between Septem , when Lincoln issued his preliminary Proclamation, and January 1, , 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 Brand: Harvard University Press. During these days, Lincoln essentially took the country’s measure and found that many abolitionists felt relief and could finally express their views; soldiers often wrote how the war experience turned them against slavery; and if the U.S. didn’t pass emancipation, the South might have first, in order to curry England’s : Louis P. Masur. Masur divides "Lincolns Hundred Days" into three: before, during, and after the period between Septem , when Lincoln published the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation and the Jubilee, January 1, , when Lincoln signed the final version.   out of 5 stars Lincoln's Hundred Days: The Emancipation Proclamation. Reviewed in the United States on 28 August Verified Purchase. Great read. Feels like an eyewitness account. Everyone should read. Paints a clear and easy to follow picture of a very difficult subject. Read more.5/5(3).

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