CIVIL WAR LECTURE 4

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 2/22/10 LECTURE 4 EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION
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2/22/10 UNION’S INITIAL WAR AIM -Lincoln and the Republicans insisted they fought the war solely to save the Union; did not say anything about slavery at first. -Vast majority of the Union was not abolitionist. They did not like slavery but they also hated blacks. -Lincoln also did not want to alienate Unionist slave states like Kentucky and Maryland.
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2/22/10 ABOLITIONISTS AND BLACKS FORCE -Free blacks and abolitionists refused to keep silent; pointed out that attacking slavery would win the war faster by denying the Confederacy its labor force. -Slaves took the initiative by running away to Union lines. - Presence of fugitive slaves in Union lines, more than anything, forced Union officials to tackle the slavery question.
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UNION SOLDIERS AND EMANCIPATION -Union soldiers had multiple opinions about fugitives. -General Ben Butler first Union officer to directly address the fugitive question. -Butler labeled fugitives “contraband of war”, meaning that since the Confederacy used them for war purposes, the Union armies had the right to prevent the return of fugitives.
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