Lecture 26

Lecture 26 - Unit 15: The Inner Civil War Lecture Outline...

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Unit 15: The Inner Civil War Lecture Outline 1. Slavery and Emancipation 2. Enlistment and the Draft 3. The War at Home Copies of this Powerpoint file will be available for download from the course website after class
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The Inner Civil War 1. Slavery and Emancipation
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“[I] f I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it .” (Aug 22, 1862) Tackling slavery in the Confederacy risked alienating Maryland, Delaware, Kentucky and Missouri - the remaining slave states in the Union
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The “Freedom War” • Seizing their chance, plantation slaves fled behind Union lines long before Lincoln embraced emancipation • Many fled in family groups
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Abolitionists argued that because slavery was the foundation of the Confederate war economy, “Arrest that hoe in the hands of the Negro, and you smite the rebellion in the very seat of life.” (Frederick Douglass)
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Abolitionists pressure Lincoln to fight secession with emancipation It is futile to “ separate
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course PHIL 100 taught by Professor ? during the Spring '07 term at Maryland.

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