Oakes, James

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The Crooked Path to Abolition: Abraham Lincoln and the Antislavery Constitution

This book will appeal to readers interested in the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, and constitutional history.
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The Scorpion's Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War

Civil War historian and two-time Lincoln Prize winner Oakes examines the strategies abolitionists employed to discourage and eventually destroy slavery...
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Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861–1865

Lincoln Prize-winner Oakes argues that the Civil War was fought not to preserve the Union (the standard line) but primarily to end slavery; he also chronicles the immediate consequences of emancipation...
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