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James Oakes


About the Author

James Oakes is the author of several acclaimed books on slavery and the Civil War, including The Ruling Race, The Scorpion’s Sting, The Radical and the Republican, and Slavery and Freedom. His history of emancipation, Freedom National, won the Lincoln Prize and was longlisted for the National Book Award. He is Distinguished Professor of History and Graduate School Humanities Professor at the Graduate Center, CUNY.

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