MY NEW BOOK ON LINCOLN AND ANTIETAM

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I invite the group to read my new "speculative history" of the Civil War, "Lincoln, Antietam and a Northern Lost Cause; What If a Union Victory Did not End Slavery?" My thesis is that if McClellan had won a decisive victory at Antietam, taking Lee prisoner and destroying the Army of Northern Virginia, it could have led to a similar fate for the Confederate armies in the West. Then, the rebel states, seeing their military capacities gone, would accept the terms of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation to return to the Union, with slavery intact, by January 1, 1863. (Not many people focus on this element of the Proclamation, but it was there!). Eminent historian James McPherson has written that he very much enjoyed the book and found it fascinating -- I was very pleased that he took the time to read and critique the manuscript. It is available on amazon.com at https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00HV4SSWK Plus, next week I will be putting the Kindle version on sa
 

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