Emancipation at 150

Emancipation at 150: The Impact of the Emancipation Proclamation is an anthology of the latest research on the Emancipation Proclamation from leading Lincoln scholars and government officials, jointly produced by President Lincoln’s Cottage and the United States Commission on Civil Rights.

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The anthology includes the following essays:

1. A Good Sleep or a Bad Nightmare: Tossing and Turning Over the Memory of Emancipation
by Dr. David Blight
2. Abraham Lincoln: Reluctant Emancipator?
by Dr. Michael Burlingame
3. The Lessons of Emancipation in the Fight Against Modern Slavery
by Ambassador Luis CdeBaca
4. Views of Emancipation through the Eyes of the Enslaved
by Dr. Spencer Crew
5. Lincoln’s “Paramount Object”
by Dr. Joseph R. Fornieri
6. Four Roads to Emancipation: Lincoln, the Law, and the Proclamation
by Dr. Allen Carl Guelzo
7. Emancipation and its Complex Legacy as the Work of Many Hands
by Dr. Chandra Manning
8. The Emancipation Proclamation at 150
by Dr. Edna Greene Medford
9. Lincoln, Emancipation, and the New Birth of Freedom: On Remaining a Constitutional People
by Dr. Lucas E. Morel
10. Emancipation Moments
by Dr. Matthew Pinsker
11. “Knock[ing] the Bottom Out of Slavery” and Desegregation: Some Comparisons between President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation (1863) and President Truman’s Executive Order to Desegregate the Military (1948)
by Dr. Steven Schlossman
12. The Great Event of the Nineteenth Century: Emancipation During the Civil War
by Dr. Manisha Sinha

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