Abraham Lincoln and a New Birth of Freedom: The Union and Slavery in the Diplomacy of the Civil War / Edition 1

Abraham Lincoln and a New Birth of Freedom: The Union and Slavery in the Diplomacy of the Civil War / Edition 1

by Howard Jones
     
 

ISBN-10: 080327565X

ISBN-13: 9780803275652

Pub. Date: 04/01/2002

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

In Abraham Lincoln and a New Birth of Freedom, Howard Jones explores the relationship between President Lincoln's wartime diplomacy and his interrelated goals of forming a more perfect Union and abolishing slavery. From the outset of the Civil War, Lincoln's central purpose was to save the Union by defeating the South on the battlefield. No less important was his need…  See more details below

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In Abraham Lincoln and a New Birth of Freedom, Howard Jones explores the relationship between President Lincoln's wartime diplomacy and his interrelated goals of forming a more perfect Union and abolishing slavery. From the outset of the Civil War, Lincoln's central purpose was to save the Union by defeating the South on the battlefield. No less important was his need to prevent a European intervention that would have facilitated the South's move for independence. Lincoln's goal of preserving the Union, however, soon evolved into an effort to form a more perfect Union, one that rested on the natural rights principles of the Declaration of Independence and thus necessitated emancipation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803275652
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
04/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
236
Sales rank:
1,006,046
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsx
Acknowledgmentsxi
Prologue: To Preserve the Union1
1.Lincoln on Slavery: A Constitutional Right and a Moral Wrong19
2.Lincoln, Slavery, and Perpetual Union34
3.Southern Slavery, Northern Freedom: The Central Dilemma of the Republic56
4.Emancipation by the Sword? Race War and Antietam as Catalysts to Intervention83
5."Days of Grace": Emancipation the Prelude to Foreign Intervention?110
6.Autumn of Discontent: The Crisis over Intervention128
7.The Emancipation Proclamation: An Act of Justice, Warranted by ... Military Necessity146
8.The Final Impact of Slavery on Intervention: Napoleon's Grand Design for the Americas163
Epilogue: To Create a More Perfect Union187
Notes193
Bibliographical Essay223
Index225

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