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The Emancipation Proclamation, widely remembered as the heroic act that ended slavery, in fact freed slaves only in states in the rebellious South. True emancipation was accomplished over a longer period and by several means. Essays by eight distinguished contributors consider aspects of the president's decision making, as well as events beyond Washington, offering 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. The essays portray emancipation as a product of many hands, best understood by considering all the actors, the place, and the time.
The contributors are William A. Blair, Richard Carwardine, Paul Finkelman, Louis Gerteis, Steven Hahn, Stephanie McCurry, Mark E. Neely Jr., Michael Vorenberg, and Karen Fisher Younger.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. Lincoln and the Preconditions for Emancipation: The Moral Grandeur of a Bill of Lading
  2. pp. 13-44
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  1. Colonization and the Myth That Lincoln Prepared the People for Emancipation
  2. pp. 45-74
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  1. Whatever Shall Appear to Be God’s Will, I Will Do: The Chicago Initiative and Lincoln’s Proclamation
  2. pp. 75-101
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  1. But What Did the Slaves Think of Lincoln?
  2. pp. 102-119
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  1. War, Gender, and Emancipation in the Civil War South
  2. pp. 120-150
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  1. Abraham Lincoln’s ‘‘Fellow Citizens’’—Before and After Emancipation
  2. pp. 151-169
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  1. Slaves, Servants, and Soldiers: Uneven Paths to Freedom in the Border States, 1861–1865
  2. pp. 170-194
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  1. Celebrating Freedom: The Problem of Emancipation in Public Commemoration
  2. pp. 195-220
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 221-222
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 223-233
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781469605272
Related ISBN
9780807833162
MARC Record
OCLC
966876717
Pages
248
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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