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The crooked path to abolition : Abraham Lincoln and the antislavery Constitution, James Oakes

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The crooked path to abolition : Abraham Lincoln and the antislavery Constitution
Title
The crooked path to abolition
Title remainder
Abraham Lincoln and the antislavery Constitution
Statement of responsibility
James Oakes
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"An award-winning scholar uncovers Lincoln's strategy for abolishing slavery in this groundbreaking history of the sectional crisis and Civil War. Some celebrate Lincoln for freeing the slaves; others fault him for a long-standing conservatism on abolition and race. James Oakes gives us another option in this brilliant exploration of Lincoln and the end of slavery. Through the unforeseen challenges of the Civil War crisis, Lincoln and the Republican party adhered to a clear antislavery strategy founded onthe Constitution itself. All understood the limits to federal power in the slave states, and the need for state action to abolish slavery finally. But Lincoln and the Republicans claimed strong constitutional tools for federal action against slavery, andthey used those tools consistently to undermine slavery, prevent its expansion, and pressure the slave states into abolition. This antislavery Constitution guided Lincoln and his allies as they navigated the sectional crisis and the Civil War. When the states finally ratified the Thirteenth Amendment abolishing slavery, it was a confirmation of a long-held vision"--
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Oakes, James
Dewey number
973.7/14
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Antislavery movements
  • Slavery
  • Constitutional history
Label
The crooked path to abolition : Abraham Lincoln and the antislavery Constitution, James Oakes
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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
"That glorious fabric of collected wisdom" : a brief history of the antislavery Constitution -- "Freedom is the rule, slavery is the exception" : the emergence of antislavery constitutionalism -- The antislavery project : Lincoln and antislavery politics-- "My ancient faith" : Lincoln, race, and the antislavery Constitution -- The forfeiture of rights : emancipation before the proclamation -- "A king's cure" : Lincoln and the origins of the Thirteenth Amendment
Control code
BK0026718808
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781324005858
Lccn
2020030366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The crooked path to abolition : Abraham Lincoln and the antislavery Constitution, James Oakes
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
"That glorious fabric of collected wisdom" : a brief history of the antislavery Constitution -- "Freedom is the rule, slavery is the exception" : the emergence of antislavery constitutionalism -- The antislavery project : Lincoln and antislavery politics-- "My ancient faith" : Lincoln, race, and the antislavery Constitution -- The forfeiture of rights : emancipation before the proclamation -- "A king's cure" : Lincoln and the origins of the Thirteenth Amendment
Control code
BK0026718808
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781324005858
Lccn
2020030366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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