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The Emancipation Proclamation By Abraham Lincoln
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The Emancipation Proclamation of President Abraham Lincoln, full English text. An Executive Order issued by President Abraham Lincoln on 1 January 1863 whereby the freedom of slaves was proclaimed in... More > the confederate states.< Less
The Emancipation Proclamation By Abraham Lincoln
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The Emancipation Proclamation was the executive order given by US President Abraham Lincoln on the 1st of January, 1863, during the American Civil War. It proclaimed that 3.1 million of the the... More > U.S.'s 4 million slaves were to eventually be freed as Union Armies advanced, and that 50,000 of them would be freed immediately. During September the year before, Lincoln had announced the forthcoming proclamation, which would formally free all slaves in any Confederate State that did not return to the fold. Lincoln's decision was controversial, even in the North, since it granted freedom only to slaves over which the Union had no control. Though once southern slaves heard of the Proclamation, they quickly escaped in droves to the Union Army lines as the units moved South. As they advanced, thousands of slaves a day were freed until nearly the entire 4 million or so were liberated, sometime in July 1865.< Less
The Emancipation Proclamation Text and History By The Editors
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The full text of the Emancipation Proclamation and historical data.
The Emancipation Proclamation Text and History By The Editors
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The full text of the Emancipation Proclamation and historical data.
Text of The Emancipation Proclamation By The Editors
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This is the full text of the Emancipation Proclamation as signed by President Abraham Lincoln.
Text of The Emancipation Proclamation By The Editors
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This is the full text of the Emancipation Proclamation as signed by President Abraham Lincoln.
Inaugural Addresses, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the Gettysburg Address By Abraham Lincoln
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Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) a lawyer, a Whig Party leader, a member of the Illinois House of Representatives, and the 16th President of the United States, serving from... More > March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy. Lincoln promoted rapid modernization of the economy through banks, tariffs, and railroads.< Less
My Escape From Slavery/The Emancipation Proclamation By Douglass/Lincoln
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Frederick Douglass' historic account of his journey to freedom. President Abraham Lincoln frees the slaves.
My Escape From Slavery/The Emancipation Proclamation By Douglass/Lincoln
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Frederick Douglass' historic account of his journey to freedom. President Abraham Lincoln frees the slaves.
The Abolition Of Slavery The Right Of The Government Under The War Power By William Garrison
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With extracts from a speech by John Q. Adams before congress and editorials from the New York Tribune this book documents the feeling and desire to abolish slavery in the United States. Filled with... More > pictures from the Library of Congress on how America's politics dealt with slavery. Also are picures of the Emancipation Proclamation and how the slaves responded to the reading of the document.< Less