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Lincoln's Proclamation: Emancipation Reconsidered

Lincoln's Proclamation: Emancipation Reconsidered

by William A. Blair, Karen Fisher Younger
Lincoln's Proclamation: Emancipation Reconsidered

Lincoln's Proclamation: Emancipation Reconsidered

by William A. Blair, Karen Fisher Younger

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Overview

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.
The contributors are William A. Blair, Richard Carwardine, Paul Finkelman, Louis Gerteis, Steven Hahn, Stephanie McCurry, Mark E. Neely Jr., Michael Vorenberg, and Karen Fisher Younger.



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ISBN-13: 9780807895412
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 11/01/2009
Series: The Steven and Janice Brose Lectures in the Civil War Era
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 248
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

William Blair is professor of U.S. history and director of the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center at the Pennsylvania State University. He is author of Cities of the Dead: Contesting the Memory of the Civil War in the South.
Karen Fisher Younger is an independent scholar who lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Written in an accessible style that will appeal to general readers, these essays are also certain to draw the attention of scholars and students of Lincoln and, particularly, of emancipation during the Civil War. This volume is an important addition to a growing body of scholarship.—Joseph P. Reidy, Howard University

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