The Political Culture of Emancipation: Morality, Politics, and the State in Garrisonian Abolitionism, 1854–1863

  title={The Political Culture of Emancipation: Morality, Politics, and the State in Garrisonian Abolitionism, 1854–1863},
  author={Mark Voss-Hubbard},
  journal={Journal of American Studies},
  pages={159 - 184}
  • M. Voss-Hubbard
  • Published 1 August 1995
  • History, Political Science
  • Journal of American Studies
Historians have long recognized the unprecedented expansion of federal power during the Civil War. Moreover most scholars agree that the expansion of federal power manifested itself most immediately and profoundly in the abolition of slavery. In a sense, through the Emancipation Proclamation, the Republican administration injected the national government into the domain of civil rights, and by doing so imbued federal power with a distinct moral purpose. The passage of the Thirteenth, Fourteenth… 
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