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Unformatted text preview: [ EMANCIPATION ] History 150 Â· Discussion 304 Â· Hughes October 31, 2007 T HE U NION W RESTLES WITH E MANCIPATION- How does Lincoln/How does the Union move form a war to â€śpreserve the Unionâ€ť to a war to â€śend slavery?â€ť- this was not a common idea, this was not expected at all- many believed the war would end with slavery still intact in the South- Contraband Policy â€“ Ben Butler, 1861- this is a surprise to everybody- the person who creates it, Butler, is a southern rights democrat- supports Breckenridge in the election of 1860- supports the rights and needs of slave-holders- he is named a general, this is to show itâ€™s not a â€śpartisan warâ€ť- Butler says, if there is a slave revolt, he will put it down- Butler is at Fortress Monroe, and these slaves arrive saying they were sent to reinforce the fort for the Confederacy- Butler says â€śa-ha, slaves are property, the south is going to use them against usâ€ť- he says he can seize the â€śpropertyâ€ť so it isnâ€™t used against the north- almost instantly, â€ścontrabandâ€ť is the term used to replace â€śfugitiveâ€ť for slaves...
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course HIST 150 taught by Professor Kantrowitz during the Winter '07 term at University of Wisconsin.
- Winter '07