The Background to Emancipation
Lecture no. 16 from the course: The American Civil War
Taught by Professor Gary W. Gallagher | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Despite slavery's role in causing the conflict, for at least the first year it remained in the background. As long as restoring the Union remained the sole war aim, there was remarkable unity among Northerners. But what type of Union were they fighting for?