Lincoln's Hundred Days by Louis P. Masur
The Emancipation Proclamation and the War for the Union

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Lincoln’s Hundred Days tells the story of the period between September 22, 1862, when Lincoln issued his preliminary Proclamation, and January 1, 1863, when he signed the significantly altered decree. As battlefield deaths mounted and debate raged, Lincoln hesitated, calculated, prayed, and reckoned with the anxieties and expectations of millions.
 

About Louis P. Masur

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Louis P. Masur is Distinguished Professor of American Studies and History at Rutgers University.
 
Published September 22, 2012 by Harvard University Press. 385 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War. Non-fiction

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Prior to this time, runaway slaves were already being declared by the Union military as “contraband of war,” codified into law by the Confiscation Act of 1861, while John Charles Frémont, as commander of the Department of the West, had declared his own bold emancipation proclamation for Missouri.

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Though historians today debate the underlying causes of the Civil War, no one in 1861 doubted that it was fought over slavery, says Rutgers history professor Masur.

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Christian Science Monitor

Two new Lincoln-related biographies offer further evidence that we will never tire of reading about our sixteenth president.

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California Literary Review

Lincoln could only evade sinking the Union or gutting the Constitution by issuing the Emancipation Proclamation as a presidential war measure.

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Carlin Romano

They include the television miniseries Sandburg's Lincoln, in 1974, which featured Hal Holbrook as Lincoln (in Spielberg's film, Holbrook plays Francis Preston Blair Sr., an adviser to the president known as "Lincoln's conservative"), and Lincoln, in 1988, with Sam Waterston in the title role.

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