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    Freedom national : the destruction of slavery in the United States, 1861-1865 / James Oakes.
    by Oakes, James.
    New York : W. W. Norton & Co., 2013.
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  • United States. President (1861-1865 : Lincoln). Emancipation Proclamation.
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  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
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    9780393065312 :
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    833309
    Description: 
    xxiv, 595 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
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    1st ed.
    Contents: 
    "Ultimate extinction" -- "Disunion is abolition" -- "Fulfillment of the prophecies" -- August 8, 1861: emancipation begins -- The border states -- "Self-emancipation" -- "By the act of Congress they are clearly free" -- "A cordon of freedom" -- The "preliminary" proclamation -- The emancipation proclamation -- "The system yet lives" -- "Our fathers were mistaken" -- Epilogue: Was freedom enough?.
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    Traces the history of emancipation and its impact on the Civil War, discussing how Lincoln and the Republicans fought primarily for freeing slaves throughout the war, not just as a secondary objective in an effort to restore the country.
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