The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America

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The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America by Ed Ayers

At the crux of America’s history stand two astounding events: the immediate and complete destruction of the most powerful system of slavery in the modern world, followed by a political reconstruction in which new constitutions established the fundamental rights of citizens for formerly enslaved people. Few people living in 1860 would have dared imagine either event, and yet, in retrospect, both seem to have been inevitable. This book — the long-awaited conclusion to the Bancroft Prize- and Beveridge Award-winning In the Presence of Mine Enemies — tells that story.

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Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 8 × 2 in

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