Final freedom : the Civil War, the abolition of slavery, and the Thirteenth Amendment
Focusing on the making and meaning of the Thirteenth Amendment, Final Freedom looks at the struggle among legal thinkers, politicians, and ordinary Americans to find a way to abolish slavery that would overcome the inadequacies of the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863.
Print Book, English, 2004
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Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2004
xviii, 305 p. : il. ; 23 cm
9780521652674, 9780521543842, 0521652677, 0521543843
List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Slavery's constitution; 2. Freedom's constitution; 3. Facing freedom; 4. Debating freedom; 5. The key note of freedom; 6. The war within a war: emancipation and the election of 1864; 7. A King's cure; 8. The contested legacy of constitutional freedom; Appendix: votes on antislavery amendment; Bibliography; Index.