Friday, January 3, 2014



The Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln on 1 January 1863. Contrary to popular opinion, it did not free all the slaves then held in the United States. It in fact only freed the slaves in those states then in rebellion against the United States. It did not apply to slave states that had remained loyal to the Union, or to any area controlled by the Union Army on 1 January 1863.

Lincoln had previously issued a Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation on 22 September 1862. This proclamation gave slave states a chance to end the rebellion and keep their slaves, for the Proclamation of 1 January 1863 would only apply to states still in a state of rebellion. None of the rebelling states took advantage of this opportunity.

Wikipedia article on the Emancipation Proclamation:


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Title: 100 years of emancipation, essays by Harry V. Jaffa [and others].
Author/Compiler: Goldwin, Robert A., and Jaffa, Harry V.
Local Call Number: 326 [SS]
Publication Date: 1964.
Format: Books.

Title: Abraham Lincoln and the road to emancipation, 1861-1865.
Author: Klingaman, William K.
Local Call Number: 973.7092 [MA]
Publication Date: 2001.
Format: Books.

Title: Act of justice : Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and the law of war.
Author: Carnahan, Burrus M.
Local Call Number: 973.714 [HG]
Publication Date: 2007.
Format: Books.

Title: Colonization after emancipation: Lincoln and the movement for Black resettlement.
Author: Magness, Phillip W. Page, Sebastian N.
Local Call Number: 973.714 [HG]
Publication Date: 2011.
Format: Books.

Title: Emancipating Lincoln: the proclamation in text, context, and memory.
Author: Holzer, Harold.
Local Call Number: 973.714 [CE; HG; SC]
Publication Date: 2012.
Format: Books.

Title: The Emancipation proclamation.
Author: Franklin, John Hope.
Local Call Number: 973.7 [SC]
Publication Date: 1995.
Format: Books.

Title: The Emancipation Proclamation: three views (social, political, iconographic); with a foreword by John Hope Franklin.
Series: Conflicting worlds.
Author/Compiler: Holzer, Harold. Medford, Edna Greene. Williams, Frank J.
Local Call Number: 973.714 [ST; BU; DA; SC]
Publication Date: 2006.
Format: Books.

Title: Final freedom: the Civil War, the abolition of slavery, and the Thirteenth Amendment.
Series: Cambridge historical studies in American law and society.
Author: Vorenberg, Michael.
Local Call Number: 973.714 [ST; CB; DA]
Publication Date: 2001.
Format: Books.

Title: Freedom national : the destruction of slavery in the United States, 1861-1865.
Author: Oakes, James.
Local Call Number: 973.714 [HG; BU; DA; SC; WA]
Publication Date: 2013.
Format: Books.

Title: Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation : the end of slavery in America.
Author: Guelzo, Allen C.
Local Call Number: 973.714 [ST; DA]
Publication Date: 2004.
Format: Books.

Title: Lincoln's hundred days : the Emancipation Proclamation and the war for the union.
Author: Masur, Louis P.
Local Call Number: 973.714 [HG; SC]
Publication Date: 2012.
Format: Books.

Title: The long road to Antietam : how the Civil War became a revolution.
Author: Slotkin, Richard.
Local Call Number: 973.7336 [HG; BU; CP; SC]
Publication Date: 2012.
Format: Books.

Title: O freedom! Afro-American Emancipation celebrations.
Author: Wiggins, William H.
Local Call Number: 973.714 [DA]
Publication Date: 1987.
Format: Books.

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