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The Rightness and Legality of the Emancipation Proclamation

[Today marks the 215th anniversary of the day Abraham Lincoln gave formal notice of the the intent to free all people held in slavery in states still in rebellion to the government and Constitution of the United States. A post … Continue reading

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The Emancipation Proclamation – hitting the Confederacy in the wallet

[Rather than join the recent discussion on the Confederate Battle Flag* I thought I’d focus on another artifact from the Civil War: the Emancipation Proclamation.] *** In the Emancipation Proclamation, President Abraham Lincoln ordered that all slaves in Confederate controlled areas were set free. Some … Continue reading

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