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Final Freedom: The Civil War, the Abolition of Slavery, and the Thirteenth Amendment (Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society)

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Final Freedom looks at the struggle among legal thinkers, politicians, and ordinary Americans in the North and the border states to find a way to abolish slavery that would overcome the inadequacies of the Emancipation Proclamation. Michael Vorenberg tells the dramatic story of the creation of a constitutional amendment and argues that the crucial consideration of emancipation happened after, not before the Emancipation Proclamation; that the debate over final freedom was shaped by a level of volatility in party politics underestimated by previous historians, and that the abolition of slavery by constitutional amendment represented a novel method of reform that transformed attitudes toward the Constitution. Michael Vorenberg is an assistant professor of history at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He was a research assistant to David Herbert Donald for his prize-winning biography, Lincoln, and he is a contributor to the Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association and the Reader's Companion to the American Presidency. This is his first book.

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Focusing on the making and meaning of the Thirteenth Amendment, Final Freedom looks at the struggle among legal thinkers, politicians, and ordinary Americans to find a way to abolish slavery that would overcome the inadequacies of the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863.

Synopsis:

Focusing on the Thirteenth Amendment, this book examines emancipation after the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863.

About the Author

Michael Vorenberg is Assistant Professor of History at Brown University.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Slavery's constitution; 2. Freedom's constitution; 3. Facing freedom; 4. Debating freedom: Congress and the Thirteenth Amendment; 5. The key note of freedom: presidential politics and the Thirteenth Amendment; 6. The war within a war: emancipation and the election of 1864; 7. A King's cure: adopting the Thirteenth Amendment; 8. The contested legacy of constitutional freedom.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521652674
Editor:
Tomlins, Christopher L.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Tomlins, Christopher
Editor:
Tomlins, Christopher L.
Author:
Tomlins, Christopher
Author:
Vorenberg, Michael
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Constitutional history
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Slaves
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
United States.--President (1861-1865: Lincoln
Subject:
Constitutional history -- United States.
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society
Series Volume:
1509
Publication Date:
20140831
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
324
Dimensions:
9.28x6.30x.92 in. 1.20 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Focusing on the making and meaning of the Thirteenth Amendment, Final Freedom looks at the struggle among legal thinkers, politicians, and ordinary Americans to find a way to abolish slavery that would overcome the inadequacies of the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863.
"Synopsis" by , Focusing on the Thirteenth Amendment, this book examines emancipation after the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863.
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