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The Long Road to Antietam: How the Civil War Became a Revolution

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In the summer of 1862, after a year of protracted fighting, Abraham Lincoln decided on a radical change of strategy--one that abandoned hope for a compromise peace and committed the nation to all-out war. The centerpiece of that new strategy was the Emancipation Proclamation: an unprecedented use of federal power that would revolutionize Southern society. In , Richard Slotkin, a renowned cultural historian, reexamines the challenges that Lincoln encountered during that anguished summer 150 years ago. In an original and incisive study of character, Slotkin re-creates the showdown between Lincoln and General George McClellan, the "Young Napoleon" whose opposition to Lincoln included obsessive fantasies of dictatorship and a military coup. He brings to three-dimensional life their ruinous conflict, demonstrating how their political struggle provided Confederate General Robert E. Lee with his best opportunity to win the war, in the grand offensive that ended in September of 1862 at the bloody Battle of Antietam.

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A masterful account of the Civil War's turning point in the tradition of James McPherson's .

About the Author

The author of the award-winning American history trilogy Regeneration Through Violence, The Fatal Environment, and Gunfighter Nation, Richard Slotkin, an emeritus professor at Wesleyan University, won the Shaara Award for Civil War fiction for Abe. He lives in Middletown, Connecticut.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780871406651
Author:
Slotkin, Richard
Publisher:
Liveright Publishing Corporation
Author:
Slotkin, Richard
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Series Volume:
How the Civil War Be
Publication Date:
20130731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 illustrations; 8 maps
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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