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James Oakes

James Oakes’s latest book is The Crooked Path to Abolition: Abraham Lincoln and the Antislavery Constitution. (September 2023)

The Power of Running Away

The Power of Running Away

The Captive’s Quest for Freedom: Fugitive Slaves, the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law, and the Politics of Slavery

by R.J.M. Blackett

December 6, 2018 issue

Our ‘Wicked War’

Our ‘Wicked War’

The Dead March: A History of the Mexican-American War

by Peter Guardino

November 23, 2017 issue

The Supreme Partisan

The Supreme Partisan

A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1809–1849

by Sidney Blumenthal

Wrestling with His Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1849–1856

by Sidney Blumenthal

July 13, 2017 issue

A Different Lincoln

A Different Lincoln

Lincoln President-Elect: Abraham Lincoln and the Great Secession Winter, 1860–1861

by Harold Holzer

Lincoln and His Admirals: Abraham Lincoln, the US Navy, and the Civil War

by Craig L. Symonds

Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief

by James M. McPherson

April 9, 2009 issue

They Soared Above the Din

Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates That Defined America

by Allen C. Guelzo

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

edited by Rodney O. Davis andDouglas L. Wilson

October 23, 2008 issue

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