1. Creator/Author:
  2. Vorenberg, Michael, (1)

Final freedom : the Civil War, the abolition of slavery, and the Thirteenth Amendment /

Authors:
Vorenberg, Michael,
Item ID:
MQ23905
Publisher:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
ISBN:
0521652677 (hbk.)
Series:
Cambridge historical studies in American law and society
Call Number:
E453 .V67 2001 1
Physical Description:
xviii, 305 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Topic:
Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 19th century.
Constitutional history -- United States.
United States. President (1861-1865 : Lincoln). Emancipation Proclamation
United States. Constitution. 13th Amendment.
United States. President (1861-1865 : Lincoln). Emancipation Proclamation
United States. Constitution. 13th Amendment.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- African Americans.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- African Americans.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865.
Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-296) and index.; List of illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- List of abbreviations -- Introduction -- Slavery's Constitution : Constitution, slavery, and the coming of the Civil War ; Secession crisis : amending the Constitution to protect slavery ; Preserving the Constitution in the War for Emancipation -- Freedom's Constitution : Popular origins of universal emancipation ; Emancipation and reconstruction, Republicans and Democrats ; Presidential emancipation : Lincoln's Reconstruction Proclamation ; Congress responds : proposals for an abolition amendment ; Drafting of the thirteenth amendment -- Facing freedom : Legal theory and practical politics ; Democracy divided ; African Americans and the inadequacy of constitutional emancipation -- Debating freedom : Antislavery amendment and Republican unity ; Slavery, Union, and the meaning of the war ; Constitutional freedom and racial equality ; Unconstitutional constitutional amendment ; Dubious victory -- Key note of freedom : New party, a new amendment : the radical Democrats ; National Union Party and the amendment ; Race, reconstruction, and the Constitution : the changing context ; Party unity and presidential politics -- War within a war : emancipation and the election of 1864 : Parties dividing ; Peace feelers and peace fiascoes ; Retreat from Niagara ; Miscegenation and abolition ; State politics and abolition -- King's cure : New campaign for constitutional emancipation ; Lame ducks, lobbyists, and Lincoln ; Confronting constitutional failure ; Final vote -- Contested legacy of constitutional freedom : Meanings of freedom : the Union states and ratification ; Securing the union : the Confederate states and ratification ; Enacting the amendment : Congress and civil rights ; Legacies denied : the thirteenth amendment in the gilded age ; Legacies preserved : the thirteenth amendment in the 20th century -- Appendix : Votes on antislavery amendment.
OCLC Number:
17245
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Available for Viewing:
By appointment only
Category:
Books & Pamphlets