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Lincoln's citadel : the Civil War in Washington, DC

Author: Kenneth J Winkle
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, ©2013 [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Describes the Civil War from Abraham Lincoln's point of view in Washington, D.C., chronicling how the president supported fugitive slaves and also personally comforted wounded troops during wartime.

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth J Winkle
ISBN: 9780393081558 0393081559
OCLC Number: 842337589
Description: xvi, 486 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: "Abolition house" --
"Getting the hang of the house": Congressman Abraham Lincoln --
"At war with Washington": the abolitionists --
"A western free state man": Lincoln and slavery --
"Is the center nothing?": Lincoln's middle ground --
"Cleaning the devil out of Washington" --
"A wide spread and powerful conspiracy": warnings and threats from Washington --
"The way we skulked into this city": claiming the presidency --
"This big White House": the Lincoln family --
"White and black, all mixed up together": the African American community --
"A swift and terrible retribution": striking the first blows --
"Order out of confusion": preparing for war --
"I was slow to adopt the strong measures": loyalty and disloyalty --
"If I were only a boy I'd march off tomorrow": the tide of sick and wounded --
"An unknown something called freedom" --
"Tinkering experiments": toward emancipation --
"Freedom triumphant in war and peace": emancipation in Washington --
"We must use what tools we have": toward total war --
"On the soil where they were born": the former slaves --
"The step which, at once, shortens the war": the Emancipation Proclamation --
"Defend what is our own": the limits of freedom --
"Never forget what they did here": honoring the fallen --
"Worth more than a victory in the field": the end in sight --
Epilogue: "The country was ready to say amen."
Responsibility: Kenneth J. Winkle.


The stirring history of a president and a capital city on the front lines of war and freedom.  Read more...


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"When Lincoln became president, Washington was just emerging from its long tenure as a sleepy outpost of Southern proslavery domination of this professedly democratic nation. Kenneth Winkle Read more...

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