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 ...
Series: Civil War America
Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (April 25, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1 x 9.8 inches
Amazon Rank: 856660
Format: PDF ePub djvu book
Crofts excels at enlightening the general reader about the contingencies that shape history. We have a tendency, when studying our nation's past, to prefer a 'clean' narrative that focuses only on those events that conform to our image of an America...
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