Emancipation Proclamation: Myths and Realities
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.
Emancipation Proclamation, Abraham Lincoln, slavery, freedom, Civil War
American Studies | Inequality and Stratification | Legal Studies | Race and Ethnicity | United States History
Oakes, James. "Emancipation Proclamation: Myths and Realities." Ensemble video, 01:22:33. October 23, 2013. https://ensemble.dickinson.edu/Watch/f6A2Ztc5