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The long road to Antietam : how the Civil War became a revolution

by Slotkin, Richard, 1942-

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In the summer of 1862, after a year of protracted fighting, Abraham Lincoln decided on a radical change of strategy, one that abandoned hope for a compromise peace and committed the nation to all-out war. The centerpiece of that new strategy was the Emancipation Proclamation: an unprecedented use of... Full description

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Summary: In the summer of 1862, after a year of protracted fighting, Abraham Lincoln decided on a radical change of strategy, one that abandoned hope for a compromise peace and committed the nation to all-out war. The centerpiece of that new strategy was the Emancipation Proclamation: an unprecedented use of federal power that would revolutionize Southern society.
Physical Description: xxxii, 478 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780871404114 (hbk.)
0871404117 (hbk.)
Author Notes: Richar Slotkin is the Olin Professor of American Studies at Wesleyan University. He is the author of Gunfighter Nation and Regeneration Through Violence, both National Book Award Finalists, and The Crater.

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