The Emancipation Proclamation

The Emancipation Proclamation

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This book describes the roots of slavery in the United States, and examines the reasons why certain people and states were for it, while others were opposed to it. It also explains why President Lincoln issued the proclamation when he did, whom the proclamation freed, and whom it did not, and some of the effects it had on future events. Readers learn about the differences between northern and southern economies, how slavery became a states rights issue, how Congress struggled to maintain a balance between free and slave states, and how Lincoln's election forced 11 southern states to leave the Union and hastened the beginning of the Civil War. Includes the full text of the Proclamation, the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments, and portions of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, c2006
ISBN: 9780792279167
Call Number: j973.714 MCCO 2006
Characteristics: 40 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm


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Feb 08, 2017

This is a good book, but I believe it is mistitled. I appreciate how this book explains in simple terms why Lincoln did what he did during the war. It gives a summary of what led up to the Civil War and what happened during the war itself. It gives a terrific explanation of the Emancipation Proclamation and its results. The book also gives good insight into Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. The Emancipation Proclamation is just one very important subject of this well-written book.


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