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The Struggle for Equality:
Abolitionists and the Negro in the Civil War and Reconstruction
James M. McPherson
Back in print with a new preface by the author

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface to the 1995 Edition
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction3
Ch. IThe Election of 18609
Ch. IISecession and the Coming of War29
Ch. IIIThe Emancipation Issue: 186152
Ch. IVEmancipation and Public Opinion: 1861-186275
Ch. VThe Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment99
Ch. VIThe Negro: Innately Inferior or Equal?134
Ch. VIIFreedmen's Education: 1861-1865154
Ch. VIIIThe Creation of the Freedmen's Bureau178
Ch. IXMen of Color, to Arms!192
Ch. XThe Quest for Equal Rights in the North221
Ch. XIThe Ballot and Land for the Freedmen: 1861-1865238
Ch. XIIThe Reelection of Lincoln260
Ch. XIIISchism in the Ranks: 1864-1865287
Ch. XIVAndrew Johnson and Reconstruction: 1865308
Ch. XVThe Fourteenth Amendment and the Election of 1866341
Ch. XVIMilitary Reconstruction and Impeachment367
Ch. XVIIEducation and Confiscation: 1865-1870386
Ch. XVIIIThe Climax of the Crusade: the Fifteenth Amendment417
Bibliographical Essay433
Index451

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