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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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Table of Contents:
  • Turning point : military stalemate and strategic initiatives : July 1862
  • The Confederate offensive : August 1862
  • The invasion of Maryland : September 2-15, 1862
  • The Battle of Antietam : September 16-18, 1862
  • The revolutionary crisis : September 22-November 7, 1862.