Lincoln's Hundred Days: The Emancipation Proclamation and the War for the Union

Lincoln's Hundred Days: The Emancipation Proclamation and the War for the Union

by Louis P. Masur
     
 

Lincoln’s Hundred Days tells the story of the period between September 22, 1862, when Lincoln issued his preliminary Proclamation, and January 1, 1863, when he signed the significantly altered decree. As battlefield deaths mounted and debate raged, Lincoln hesitated, calculated, prayed, and reckoned with the anxieties and expectations of millions.See more details below

Overview

Lincoln’s Hundred Days tells the story of the period between September 22, 1862, when Lincoln issued his preliminary Proclamation, and January 1, 1863, when he signed the significantly altered decree. As battlefield deaths mounted and debate raged, Lincoln hesitated, calculated, prayed, and reckoned with the anxieties and expectations of millions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674066908
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
09/22/2012
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,329,078
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

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Table of Contents

Prologue September 22, 1862: Lincoln Tells a Story 1

The Path to the Preliminary Proclamation

1 Toward Emancipation 13

2 Messages and Measures 39

3 A New Departure 65

4 Movement 79

One Hundred Days

5 Judgments 101

6 The Reactions of Scholars and Soldiers 117

7 Intervention and Election Fever 139

8 "We Cannot Escape History" 169

9 Standing Firm 185

The Proclamation and Beyond

10 Jubilee 205

11 "Men of Color, To Arms!" 219

12 "It Can Not Be Retracted" 239

13 Emancipation Triumphant 264

Epilogue April 4, 1865: Lincoln Visits Richmond 275

Appendix Texts of the Emancipation Proclamation 289

Notch 297

Acknowledgments 336

Index 339

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