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By Jonathan W. White

ISBN-10: 0807154571

ISBN-13: 9780807154571

The Union army's overwhelming vote for Abraham Lincoln's reelection in 1864 has led many Civil battle students to finish that the warriors supported the Republican social gathering and its attempt to abolish slavery. In Emancipation, the Union military, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln Jonathan W. White demanding situations this reigning paradigm in Civil warfare historiography, arguing as a substitute that the soldier vote within the presidential election of 1864 isn't really a competent index of the army's ideological motivation or political sentiment. even supposing seventy eight percentage of the warriors' votes have been solid for Lincoln, White contends that this was once no longer completely because of a political or social conversion to the Republican social gathering. fairly, he argues, historians have overlooked mitigating components comparable to voter turnout, intimidation on the polls, and the way squaddies voted in nonpresidential elections in 1864.

While spotting that many squaddies replaced their perspectives on slavery and emancipation throughout the conflict, White means that a substantial quantity nonetheless rejected the Republican platform, and that many that voted for Lincoln disagreed along with his perspectives on slavery. He likewise explains that many northerners thought of a vote for the Democratic price tag as treasonous and an admission of defeat.

Using formerly untapped court-martial documents from the nationwide data, in addition to manuscript collections from around the state, White convincingly revises many generally held assumptions concerning the Civil warfare period and offers a deeper figuring out of the Union Army.

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The Union army's overwhelming vote for Abraham Lincoln's reelection in 1864 has led many Civil conflict students to finish that the warriors supported the Republican occasion and its attempt to abolish slavery. In Emancipation, the Union military, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln Jonathan W. White demanding situations this reigning paradigm in Civil battle historiography, arguing in its place that the soldier vote within the presidential election of 1864 isn't a competent index of the army's ideological motivation or political sentiment.

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