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Lincoln and the politics of slavery : the other Thirteenth Amendment and the struggle to save the Union / Daniel W. Crofts.

Lincoln and the politics of slavery : the other Thirteenth Amendment and the struggle to save the Union

Crofts, Daniel W., author. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781469627311
  • ISBN: 1469627310
  • Physical Description: 356 pages : portraits ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016]

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Prologue : the bread pill -- The antebellum context. The abolition movement and the problem of the Constitution ; Antislavery politics and the problem of the constitution ; The Republican Party, Abraham Lincoln, and the problem of the Constitution -- Origins of the other Thirteenth Amendment. Mutual misconceptions ; The Seward amendment ; The Corwin amendment -- Debating the other Thirteenth Amendment. Reaching across the abyss ; The unfazed and the alarmed ; The amendment assessed -- The abortive launch. Congress acts ; The president speaks ; The ratification fizzle -- Epilogue 1. James M. Ashley and the Thirteenth Amendment -- Epilogue 2. John A. Bingham and the Fourteenth Amendment.
Subject: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 > Political and social views.
United States. Constitution. 13th Amendment > History.
Slaves > Emancipation > United States > History > 19th century.
Slavery > Law and legislation > United States > History.
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