Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation The End of Slavery in America

ISBN-10: 0743299655

ISBN-13: 9780743299657

Edition: 2006

Authors: Allen C. Guelzo

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One of the nation's foremost Lincoln scholars offers an authoritative consideration of the document that represents the most far-reaching accomplishment of our greatest president. No single official paper in American history changed the lives of as many Americans as Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. But no American document has been held up to greater suspicion. Its bland and lawyerlike language is unfavorably compared to the soaring eloquence of the Gettysburg Address and the Second Inaugural; its effectiveness in freeing the slaves has been dismissed as a legal illusion. And for some African-Americans the Proclamation raises doubts about Lincoln himself. Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation dispels the myths and mistakes surrounding the Emancipation Proclamation and skillfully reconstructs how America's greatest president wrote the greatest American proclamation of freedom.
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List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 11/7/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Four Ways to Freedom
The President Will Rise
An Instrument In God's Hands
The Mighty Act
Fame Takes Him By The Hand
Postscript: Father Abraham
Appendix
Notes
Index
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