Union and Emancipation: Essays on Politics and Race in the Civil War Era

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Date: June 1998
From: Civil War History(Vol. 44, Issue 2)
Publisher: Kent State University Press
Document Type: Book review
Length: 497 words

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Union and Emancipation: Essays on Politics and Race in the Civil War Era. Edited by David W. Blight and Brooks D. Simpson. (Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1997-Pp. x, 231. $35.00.)

All of the essay authors in this volume completed their graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where they developed their common interest in United States history during the Civil War era. Each of them studied under Professor Emeritus Richard H. Sewell, who is the author of Ballots for Freedom: Antislavery Politics in the United States, 1837-1860 (1976) and other scholarly works in the field of antislavery politics and the coming of the Civil War. Professor Sewell's former students honor him in this collection.

As indicated by the subtitle, the essays deal...

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