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Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2007. ) 62 ˆ ABRAHAM LINCOLN: A LEGACY OF FREEDOM Holzer, Harold. Lincoln President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter 1860-1861. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2008. Holzer, Harold. Lincoln Revisited: New Insights From the Lincoln Forum; edited by John Y. Simon, Harold Holzer, and Dawn Vogel. New York: Fordham University, 2007. ) Jones, Howard. Abraham Lincoln and a New Birth of Freedom: The Union and Slavery in the Diplomacy of the Civil War.

How could the Union force reconciliation onto 11 states and millions of people? S. naval vessel seized a British mail ship, the Trent, and illegally removed two southern commissioners, James Mason and John Slidell, who had run the Union blockade and were en route to England. Lincoln wisely freed the captives and authorized a loosely worded admission of error that salvaged American face and narrowly averted a two-front war pitting the United States against Great Britain as well as the South. Êbb Xbemoekekje\j^[mWj[h$È An Act of Military Necessity One tool Lincoln employed in his quest to forestall diplomatic recognition of the Confederacy was antislavery sentiment among Europeans.

It had not been when Lincoln took office. Since the nation’s founding it had been acceptable for army commanders to pass judgment on political questions — a brand of insubordination that was comparatively harmless during the war with Mexico, but that could threaten the fabric of the nation in a struggle for national survival as did the Civil War. ,*$B[\j0B_dYebdÊiÓ]^j_d]][d[hWb" Kboii[iI$=hWdj"f_Yjkh[ZWc_Z iY[d[i\hec^_iYWh[[h"_dYbkZ_d]j^[ 9ed\[Z[hWj[ikhh[dZ[h"Z[f_Yj[Z XejjecY[dj[h$ A Shift in Sentiment abandoning the battle against the Confederacy and instead marching on Washington to unseat the president.

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