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The Resource Who freed the slaves? : the fight over the Thirteenth Amendment, Leonard L. Richards

Who freed the slaves? : the fight over the Thirteenth Amendment, Leonard L. Richards

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Who freed the slaves? : the fight over the Thirteenth Amendment
Title
Who freed the slaves?
Title remainder
the fight over the Thirteenth Amendment
Statement of responsibility
Leonard L. Richards
Title variation
Fight over the 13th Amendment
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In the popular imagination, slavery in the United States ended with Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. The Proclamation may have been limited--freeing only slaves within Confederate states who were able to make their way to Union lines--but it is nonetheless generally seen as the key moment, with Lincoln's leadership setting into motion a train of inevitable events that culminated in the passage of an outright ban: the Thirteenth Amendment. The real story, however, is much more complicated--and dramatic--than that. With "Who Freed the Slaves?," distinguished historian Leonard L. Richards tells the little-known story of the battle over the Thirteenth Amendment, and of James Ashley, the unsung Ohio congressman who proposed the amendment and steered it to passage. Taking readers to the floor of Congress and the back rooms where deals were made, Richards brings to life the messy process of legislation--a process made all the more complicated by the bloody war and the deep-rooted fear of black emancipation. We watch as Ashley proposes, fine-tunes, and pushes the amendment even as Lincoln drags his feet, only coming aboard and providing crucial support at the last minute. Even as emancipation became the law of the land, Richards shows, its opponents were already regrouping, beginning what would become a decades-long--and largely successful--fight to limit the amendment's impact. "Who Freed the Slaves? "is a masterwork of American history, presenting a surprising, nuanced portrayal of a crucial moment for the nation, one whose effects are still being felt today
Summary
Provides the full story behind the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, highlighting the work of James Ashley, a firebrand congressman from Toledo, Ohio who fought hard for the law
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10408920
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Richards, Leonard L
Dewey number
342.7308/7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Ashley, James Mitchell
  • Ashley, James Mitchell
  • United States.
  • United States
  • Slaves
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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the fight over the Thirteenth Amendment
Label
Who freed the slaves? : the fight over the Thirteenth Amendment, Leonard L. Richards
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Wednesday, June 15, 1864 -- The old order and its defenders -- Lincoln and emancipation -- To a white and black man's war -- The odd couple -- Hostility of the northern democracy -- The lame ducks of 1864 -- The enforcement clause and its enemies -- Epilogue: Emancipation Day, 1893
Control code
1084726
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 306 pages
Isbn
9780226178202
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014023200
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226178202
  • (OCoLC)881469687
Label
Who freed the slaves? : the fight over the Thirteenth Amendment, Leonard L. Richards
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Wednesday, June 15, 1864 -- The old order and its defenders -- Lincoln and emancipation -- To a white and black man's war -- The odd couple -- Hostility of the northern democracy -- The lame ducks of 1864 -- The enforcement clause and its enemies -- Epilogue: Emancipation Day, 1893
Control code
1084726
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 306 pages
Isbn
9780226178202
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014023200
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226178202
  • (OCoLC)881469687

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