Lincoln and the Civil War

Lincoln and the Civil War

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A concise examination of the pivotal role of the 16th President in the Civil War presents conclusive arguments that the Union could not have won the war without his stewardship, offering insight into Lincoln's decisive contributions on and off the battlefield and his role in rallying Northern morale and determination.In July 1862, Congress passed the Second Confiscation Act, freeing the slaves of disloyal owners. ... Lincoln feared that the law violated the Constitutional ban on bills of attainder and ex post facto laws, so Congress amended the bill to meetanbsp;...

Title:Lincoln and the Civil War
Author:Michael Burlingame
Publisher:SIU Press - 2011-08-23


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