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Antietam 1862 Gateway to emancipation
Whitman, T. Stephen, 1950-
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Publication Information:
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, [2012]

Physical Description:
x, 187 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Lincoln, war, and emancipation : from Ft. Sumter to the Peninsular Campaign -- McClellan on the Peninsula -- Waiting for the moment : Lincoln and emancipation in the summer of 1862 -- Europe ponders Confederate recognition -- Lee crosses the Potomac : the Maryland campaign begins -- McClellan and Lee at Antietam, September 15 to 21 -- Lincoln emancipates and voters react -- Europe reacts to Antietam and emancipation -- From Antietam to Gettysburg : Lincoln defends emancipation.
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Central Library E474.65 .W55 2012 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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This book explains how the Battle of Antietam--a conflict that changed nothing militarily--still played a pivotal role in the Civil War by affording Abraham Lincoln an opportunity to announce the emancipation of slaves in states in rebellion.

Author Notes

T. Stephen Whitman , PhD, writes about slavery and emancipation in 18th- and 19th-century America.

Table of Contents

Series Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Maps and Map Referencesp. xiii
1 Lincoln, War, and Emancipation: From Fort Sumter to the Peninsular Campaignp. 1
2 McClellan on the Peninsulap. 27
3 Waiting for the Moment: Lincoln and Emancipation in the Summer of 1862p. 49
4 Europe Ponders Confederate Recognitionp. 63
5 Lee Crosses the Potomac: The Maryland Campaign Beginsp. 83
6 McClellan and Lee at Antietam: September 15 to 21p. 97
7 Lincoln Emancipates and Voters Reactp. 111
8 Europe Reacts to Antietam and Emancipationp. 127
9 From Antietam to Gettysburg: Lincoln Defends Emancipationp. 139
Conclusionsp. 153
Notesp. 157
Bibliographical Essayp. 173
Indexp. 181

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