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The Resource Lincoln's Hundred Days : the emancipation proclamation and the war for the Union, Louis P. Masur

Lincoln's Hundred Days : the emancipation proclamation and the war for the Union, Louis P. Masur

Label
Lincoln's Hundred Days : the emancipation proclamation and the war for the Union
Title
Lincoln's Hundred Days
Title remainder
the emancipation proclamation and the war for the Union
Statement of responsibility
Louis P. Masur
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The time has come now," Abraham Lincoln told his cabinet as he presented the preliminary draft of a "Proclamation of Emancipation." Lincoln's effort to end slavery has been controversial since its inception -- when it was denounced by some as an unconstitutional usurpation and by others as an inadequate half-measure -- up to the present, as historians have discounted its import and impact. At the sesquicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, Louis Masur seeks to restore the document's reputation by exploring its evolution. Lincoln's Hundred Days is the first book to tell the full story of the critical period between September 22, 1862, when Lincoln issued his preliminary Proclamation, and January 1, 1863, when he signed the final, significantly altered, decree. In those tumultuous hundred days, as battlefield deaths mounted, debate raged. Masur commands vast primary sources to portray the daily struggles and enormous consequences of the president's efforts as Lincoln led a nation through war and toward emancipation. With his deadline looming, Lincoln hesitated and calculated, frustrating friends and foes alike, as he reckoned with the anxieties and expectations of millions. We hear these concerns, from poets, cabinet members, and foreign officials, from enlisted men on the front and free blacks as well as slaves. Masur presents a fresh portrait of Lincoln as a complex figure who worried about, listened to, debated, prayed for, and even joked with his country, and then followed his conviction in directing America toward a terrifying and thrilling unknown. - Jacket flap
  • Assesses President Lincoln's leadership in the one hundred days preceding the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, a period characterized by mounting deaths on the battlefield and heated national debates
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Masur, Louis P
Dewey number
973.7092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E453
LC item number
.M266 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • United States
  • United States
  • Slaves
  • Politics and government
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • United States
  • Slaves
  • United States
Label
Lincoln's Hundred Days : the emancipation proclamation and the war for the Union, Louis P. Masur
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.4159/harvard.9780674067530
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: September 22, 1862: Lincoln Tells a Story -- THE PATH TO THE PRELIMINARY PROCLAMATION : Toward Emancipation ; Messages and Measures ; A New Departure ; Movement -- ONE HUNDRED DAYS : Judgments ; The Reactions of Scholars and Soldiers ; Intervention and Election Fever ; "We Cannot Escape History" ; Standing Firm -- THE PROCLAMATION AND BEYOND : Jubilee ; "Men of Color, To Arms!" ; "It Can Not Be Retracted" ; Emancipation Triumphant -- Epilogue: April 4, 1865: Lincoln Visits Richmond
Control code
ocn781278941
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 358 pages
Isbn
9780674066908
Lccn
2012009044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021346633
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674066908
  • (OCoLC)781278941
Label
Lincoln's Hundred Days : the emancipation proclamation and the war for the Union, Louis P. Masur
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.4159/harvard.9780674067530
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: September 22, 1862: Lincoln Tells a Story -- THE PATH TO THE PRELIMINARY PROCLAMATION : Toward Emancipation ; Messages and Measures ; A New Departure ; Movement -- ONE HUNDRED DAYS : Judgments ; The Reactions of Scholars and Soldiers ; Intervention and Election Fever ; "We Cannot Escape History" ; Standing Firm -- THE PROCLAMATION AND BEYOND : Jubilee ; "Men of Color, To Arms!" ; "It Can Not Be Retracted" ; Emancipation Triumphant -- Epilogue: April 4, 1865: Lincoln Visits Richmond
Control code
ocn781278941
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 358 pages
Isbn
9780674066908
Lccn
2012009044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021346633
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674066908
  • (OCoLC)781278941

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