Congress and the people's contest : the conduct of the Civil War / edited by Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon.
- Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, 
- Perspectives on the history of Congress, 1801-1877.
Perspectives on the history of Congress, 1801-1877
vi, 249 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
- United States. Congress -- History -- 19th century.
United States. Congress
United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865.
Politics and government.
- Introduction: freedom and democracy in "the people's contest": a complicated role for Congress in a complicated war / Paul Finkelman
A martyr, a speaker, and impending crisis: a prologue to the election of 1860 / Jonathan Earle
"Shatter this accursed union": the fire-eaters in Congress in 1860 / Eric Walther
"These Zouaves will never support us": cowardice, Congress and the First Battle of Bull Run / Lesley J. Gordon
The summer of '62: Congress, slavery, and a revolution in Federal law / Paul Finkelman
The radicals' war: how the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War tried to shape the course of the Civil War / Fergus M. Bordewich
We are coming, Father Abraham, but how will you pay for us? / Jenny Bourne
Why we fight: German American revolutionists confront slavery and secession / Mischa Honeck
Make mine an abolition war: George Luther Stearns, Frederick Douglass, and the Black soldier / L. Diane Barnes
Military emancipation before the Emancipation Proclamation: overcoming structural obstacles / Chandra Manning
Negotiating Black manhood citizenship through Civil War volunteerism and patriotism: Cincinnati's Black Brigade / Nikki M. Taylor.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Finkelman, Paul, 1949- editor.
Kennon, Donald R., 1948- editor.
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