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Congress and the people's contest : the conduct of the Civil War / edited by Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon.

Other author/creatorFinkelman, Paul, 1949- editor.
Other author/creatorKennon, Donald R., 1948- editor.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Athens, Ohio : published for the United States Capitol Historical Society by Ohio University Press, 2017.
Descriptionpages cm.
Series Perspectives on the history of Congress, 1801-1877
Perspectives on the history of Congress, 1801-1877. ^A1129097
Contents Introduction: freedom and democracy in "the people's contest": a complicated role for Congress in a complicated war / Paul Finkelman -- A martyr, a speaker, and impending crisis: a prologue to the election of 1860 / Jonathan Earle -- "Shatter this accursed union": the fire-eaters in Congress in 1860 / Eric Walther -- "These Zouaves will never support us": cowardice, Congress and the First Battle of Bull Run / Lesley J. Gordon -- The summer of '62: Congress, slavery, and a revolution in Federal law / Paul Finkelman -- The radicals' war: how the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War tried to shape the course of the Civil War / Fergus M. Bordewich -- We are coming, Father Abraham, but how will you pay for us? / Jenny Bourne -- Why we fight: German American revolutionists confront slavery and secession / Mischa Honeck -- Make mine an abolition war: George Luther Stearns, Frederick Douglass, and the Black soldier / L. Diane Barnes -- Military emancipation before the Emancipation Proclamation: overcoming structural obstacles / Chandra Manning -- Negotiating Black manhood citizenship through Civil War volunteerism and patriotism: Cincinnati's Black Brigade / Nikki M. Taylor.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2017043708
ISBN9780821423042 (hc : alk. paper)

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