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The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Viewsby Holzer, Harold and Medford, Edna G. and Williams, Frank J.
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Retail Price: $29.95
Issue: Fall 2006
Put into effect on January 1, 1863, Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation freed all slaves residing in Confederate territories not yet under Union control. Yet as Harold Holzer, Edna G. Medford, and Frank J. Williams argue, this momentous decree shaped political debate and influenced public opinion at the same time it liberated millions of African Americans.