Lincolns proclamation: Emancipation reconsidered

William A. Blair, Karen Fisher Younger

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Abstract

The Emancipation Proclamation, widely remembered as the heroic act that ended slavery, in fact freed slaves only in states in the rebellious South. True emancipation was accomplished over a longer period and by several means. Essays by eight distinguished contributors consider aspects of the president's decision making, as well as events beyond Washington, offering new insights on the consequences and legacies of freedom, the engagement of black Americans in their liberation, and the issues of citizenship and rights that were not decided by Lincoln's document. The essays portray emancipation as a product of many hands, best understood by considering all the actors, the place, and the time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherUniversity of North Carolina Press
Number of pages233
ISBN (Electronic)9781469605272
ISBN (Print)9780807833162
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Blair, W. A., & Younger, K. F. (2009). Lincolns proclamation: Emancipation reconsidered. University of North Carolina Press.