Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America

Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America

by Allen C. Guelzo

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Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America by Allen C. Guelzo

One of the nation's foremost Lincoln scholars offers an authoritative consideration of the document that represents the most far-reaching accomplishment of our greatest president.

No single official paper in American history changed the lives of as many Americans as Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. But no American document has been held up to greater suspicion. Its bland and lawyerlike language is unfavorably compared to the soaring eloquence of the Gettysburg Address and the Second Inaugural; its effectiveness in freeing the slaves has been dismissed as a legal illusion. And for some African-Americans the Proclamation raises doubts about Lincoln himself.

Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation dispels the myths and mistakes surrounding the Emancipation Proclamation and skillfully reconstructs how America's greatest president wrote the greatest American proclamation of freedom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416547952
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 11/07/2006
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
File size: 633 KB

About the Author

Allen C. Guelzo is the Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era at
Gettysburg College, where he also directs the Civil War Era Studies Program and
The Gettysburg Semester. He is the author of Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer
President
(1999) and Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of
Slavery in America
(2004), both of which won the Lincoln Prize. He has
written essays and reviews for The Washington Post, The Wall Street
Journal
, Time, the Journal of American History, and many other
publications.

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