Civil War Era Studies
I've been lying to people. OK, not exactly lying, just not telling the whole truth. One of my favorite lines to use when I worked in Washington at the Lincoln Cottage was that the, "most important part of the Emancipation Proclamation came near the end, where it says that black men, the former slaves, can serve in the army and navy, that they can fight for their very own freedom." [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M., "War Against Slavery Without a Black Soldier in Sight?" (2013). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 66.