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Episode 319: Dark Days of Defeat and the Slavery Question (Writing of Abraham Lincoln, 1862)

June 23, 2019

1862 was a bad year for the Union army and Abraham Lincoln with numerous defeats and military frustrations along with some Democratic gains in the mid-term elections. But it was also the year in which runaway slaves forced Lincoln to rethink the meaning of the war.