Emancipation Proclamation: Myths and Realities

Title

Emancipation Proclamation: Myths and Realities

Authors

James Oakes

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Description

The Emancipation Proclamation is so shrouded in mythology that even today, 150 years later, we are unable to answer the simplest but most important question: What did the proclamation actually do? James Oakes (City University of New York) addresses this question.

Publication Date

10-23-2013

Keywords

Emancipation Proclamation, Abraham Lincoln, slavery, freedom, Civil War

Disciplines

American Studies | Inequality and Stratification | Legal Studies | Race and Ethnicity | United States History

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