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Lincoln's Proclamation: Emancipation Reconsidered (Steven and Janice Brose Lectures in the Civil War Era)

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Publisher Comments:

Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation is popularly regarded as a heroic act by a great American president. Widely remembered as the document that ended slavery, the proclamation in fact freed slaves only in the rebellious South (and not in the Border States, where slavery remained legal) and, effectively, only in the parts of the South occupied by the Union. Questions persist regarding Lincoln's moral conviction and the extent to which the proclamation truly represented a radical stance on the issue of freedom.

The eight essays in this volume enrich our understanding of the proclamation by considering not only aspects of the president's decision making, but also events beyond Washington. The proclamation provides a launching point for new insights on the consequences and legacies of freedom, the engagement of black Americans in their liberation, and the issues of citizenship and rights that were not decided by Lincoln's document. Together the essays portray emancipation as a product of many hands, best understood when considering all the various actors, the place, and the time.

Contributors:

William Blair, The Pennsylvania State University

Richard Carwardine, University of Oxford

Paul Finkelman, Albany Law School

Louis Gerteis, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Steven Hahn, University of Pennsylvania

Stephanie McCurry, University of Pennsylvania

Mark E. Neely Jr., The Pennsylvania State University,

Michael Vorenberg, Brown University

Karen Fisher Younger, The Pennsylvania State University

Synopsis:

Although the Emancipation Proclamation is often considered a heroic act by a great American president, contributors to this volume demonstrate that that one document alone did not free all of America's enslaved people. Essays here consider aspects of the president's decision making as well as events beyond Washington to offer new insights on the consequences and legacies of freedom, the engagement of black Americans in their liberation, and the issues of citizenship and rights that were not decided by Lincoln's document. Together the essays portray emancipation as a product of many hands.

About the Author

William Blair is professor of U.S. history and director of the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center at the Pennsylvania State University. He is author of Cities of the Dead: Contesting the Memory of the Civil War in the South Karen Fisher Younger is managing director of the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center and managing editor of the journal Civil War History.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807833162
Subtitle:
Emancipation Reconsidered
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Editor:
Blair, William A.
Editor:
Younger, Karen Fisher
Author:
Blair, Willia
Author:
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Author:
Younger, Karen Fisher
Author:
Blair, William A.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
African Americans--Social conditions
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Discrimination & Racism
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
Lincoln; antislavery; abolition; slavery; emancipation; emancipation proclamation; freedom; Atlantic World; African American; Civil War; memory; Border States; colonization; Civil War South; public commemoration; race; colonization; confederate states; mi
Subject:
Lincoln; antislavery; abolition; slavery; emancipation; emancipation proclamation; freedom; Atlantic World; African American; Civil War; memory; Border States; colonization; Civil War South; public commemoration; race; colonization; confederate states; mi
Subject:
Lincoln; antislavery; abolition; slavery; emancipation; emancipation proclamation; freedom; Atlantic World; African American; Civil War; memory; Border States; colonization; Civil War South; public commemoration; race; colonization; confederate states; mi
Subject:
Lincoln; antislavery; abolition; slavery; emancipation; emancipation proclamation; freedom; Atlantic World; African American; Civil War; memory; Border States; colonization; Civil War South; public commemoration; race; colonization; confederate states; mi
Subject:
Lincoln; antislavery; abolition; slavery; emancipation; emancipation proclamation; freedom; Atlantic World; African American; Civil War; memory; Border States; colonization; Civil War South; public commemoration; race; colonization; confederate states; mi
Subject:
Lincoln; antislavery; abolition; slavery; emancipation; emancipation proclamation; freedom; Atlantic World; African American; Civil War; memory; Border States; colonization; Civil War South; public commemoration; race; colonization; confederate states; mi
Subject:
Lincoln; antislavery; abolition; slavery; emancipation; emancipation proclamation; freedom; Atlantic World; African American; Civil War; memory; Border States; colonization; Civil War South; public commemoration; race; colonization; confederate states; mi
Subject:
Lincoln; antislavery; abolition; slavery; emancipation; emancipation proclamation; freedom; Atlantic World; African American; Civil War; memory; Border States; colonization; Civil War South; public commemoration; race; colonization; confederate states; mi
Subject:
Lincoln; antislavery; abolition; slavery; emancipation; emancipation proclamation; freedom; Atlantic World; African American; Civil War; memory; Border States; colonization; Civil War South; public commemoration; race; colonization; confederate states; mi
Subject:
Lincoln; antislavery; abolition; slavery; emancipation; emancipation proclamation; freedom; Atlantic World; African American; Civil War; memory; Border States; colonization; Civil War South; public commemoration; race; colonization; confederate states; mi
Subject:
Lincoln
Subject:
antislavery
Subject:
Abolition
Subject:
Emancipation
Subject:
Emancipation proclamation
Subject:
Freedom
Subject:
Atlantic world
Subject:
African-American
Subject:
Civil war
Subject:
Memory
Subject:
border states
Subject:
Colonization
Subject:
Civil War South
Subject:
public commemoration
Subject:
Race
Subject:
confederate states
Subject:
Military officers
Subject:
Legislators
Subject:
U.S. colored troops
Subject:
Frederick Douglass
Subject:
Lincoln Park
Subject:
thirteenth amendment
Subject:
Union
Subject:
Missouri
Subject:
Kentucky
Subject:
Maryland
Subject:
Delaware
Subject:
Horace Greeley
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Series:
Steven and Janice Brose Lectures in the Civil War Era
Publication Date:
20091101
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 illus.,
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.38 in

Related Subjects

» History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
» History and Social Science » Military » Civil War » General
» History and Social Science » Sociology » Slavery
» History and Social Science » US History » 1800 to Civil War

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"Synopsis" by , Although the Emancipation Proclamation is often considered a heroic act by a great American president, contributors to this volume demonstrate that that one document alone did not free all of America's enslaved people. Essays here consider aspects of the president's decision making as well as events beyond Washington to offer new insights on the consequences and legacies of freedom, the engagement of black Americans in their liberation, and the issues of citizenship and rights that were not decided by Lincoln's document. Together the essays portray emancipation as a product of many hands.
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