“A masterful piece of scholarship.... A must-read book for anyone seeking a greater understanding of the complicated and politically charged nature of emancipation.” — Robert I. Girardi (Washington Independent Review of Books)
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You will learn and become informed of an important historical subjectPublished 29 days ago by David Marshall
This book is a "Must" for all Civil War fans. Spells out clearly what other historians miss or ignore.Published 1 month ago by F. mellberg
Best analysis of the political policy formulations throughout the Civil War. Highly recommend! Learned much from this interpretation!Published 9 months ago by McGrawfan12
Absolute eye-opener! Truly a revelation to an old white man who never realized the significance of slavery to our nation's economic history and development .Published 10 months ago by John W. Powers
Great balanced view of the most difficult issue in American HistoryPublished 13 months ago by Brian Sullivan
Oakes claims to have rediscovered the anti-slavery origins of the civil war in his research. In 1862 Isaac Arnold introduced a Freedom National Bill making slavery a federal... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Gderf
Should have won the Pulitzer Prize. An excellent and exceedingly well-written account of slavery and the Civil War.Published 24 months ago by History Reader
His deserves al the plaudits cited on its back cover. It covers every corner of the slavery debate. It is particularly interesting about the fact that our Constitution does not... Read morePublished on January 30, 2014 by Andrew J McKenna
I was assigned this book for a grad class and I have to say it's my favorite read of the semester. Although Oakes is repetitive at times he presents his argument logically and... Read morePublished on November 13, 2013 by M. Snyder