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The Emancipation Proclamation

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While many historians have dealt with the Emancipation Proclamation as a phase or an aspect of the Civil War, few have given more than scant attention to the evolution of the document in the mind of Lincoln, the circumstances and conditions that led to its writing, its impact on the course of the war, and its significance for later generations. Professor John Hope Franklin ...more
Paperback, 155 pages
Published December 16th 1994 by Wiley-Blackwell
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Feb 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Good book with information about the writing of the Emancipation Proclamation you did not get in American History. While Abe Lincoln may have been a good person, this book showed another side to the story. Food for thought.
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Jan 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Finally finished up this slim volume during a break from my move. I really liked this highly focused history of a document - I find narrow history writing really interesting as a form and of course John Hope Franklin is always amazing.
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John Hope Franklin (2 January 1915 – 25 March 2009) was professor emeritus of history at Duke University and the author of From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans, Runaway Slaves: Rebels on the Plantation, and other books.
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