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Congress and the People's Contest: The Conduct of the Civil War

edited by Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon
Format
Book
Published
Athens : Published for the United States Capitol Historical Society by Ohio University Press, [2018]
Language
English
Series
Perspectives on the History of Congress, 1801-1877
ISBN
9780821423042, 0821423045, 9780821423059, 0821423053, 9780821446164
Contents
  • Introduction: Freedom and democracy in "The People's Contest": a complicated role for Congress in a complicated war / Paul Finkelman
  • A martyr, a Speaker, and Impending Crisis: a prologue to the election of 1860 / Jonathan Earle
  • "Shatter this accursed Union": the fire-eaters in Congress in 1860 / Eric Walther
  • "These Zouaves will never support us": cowardice, Congress and the First Battle of Bull Run / Lesley J. Gordon
  • The summer of '62: Congress, slavery, and a revolution in federal law / Paul Finkelman
  • The radicals' war: how the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War tried to shape the course of the Civil War / Fergus M. Bordewich
  • We are coming, Father Abraham, but how will you pay for us? / Jenny Bourne
  • Why we fight: German American revolutionists confront slavery and secession / Mischa Honeck
  • Make mine an abolition war: George Luther Stearns, Frederick Douglass, and the Black soldier / L. Diane Barnes
  • Military emancipation before the Emancipation Proclamation: overcoming structural obstacles / Chandra Manning
  • Negotiating Black manhood citizenship through Civil War volunteerism and patriotism: Cincinnati's Black Brigade / Nikki M. Taylor.
Description
vi, 249 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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