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

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

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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. [From the publisher]

ISBN

9780743299657

Publication Date

11-2006

Publisher

Simon & Schuster

City

New York

Keywords

Abraham Lincoln, Civil War, Emancipation, Emancipation Proclamation, Freedom, Slavery, Anti-slavery

Disciplines

History | Political History | Social History | United States History

Department

Civil War Era Studies

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

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