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The War of Northern Aggression

A leading Civil War historian challenges the new orthodoxy about how slavery ended in America.
On 6 November 1860, the six-year-old Republican Party elected its first president. During the tense crisis months that followed – the “secession winter” of 1860–61 – practically all observers believed that Lincoln and the Republicans would begin attacking slavery as soon as they took power.


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