Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views

Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views

The Emancipation Proclamation is the most important document of arguably the greatest president in U.S. history. Now, Edna Greene Medford, Frank J. Williams, and Harold Holzer -- eminent experts in their fields -- remember, analyze, and interpret the Emancipation Proclamation in three distinct respects: the influence of and impact upon African Americans; the legal, political, and military exigencies; and the role pictorial images played in establishing the document in public memory. The result is a carefully balanced yet provocative study that views the proclamation and its author from the perspective of fellow Republicans, antiwar Democrats, the press, the military, the enslaved, free blacks, and the antislavery white establishment, as well as the artists, publishers, sculptors, and their patrons who sought to enshrine Abraham Lincoln and his decree of freedom in iconography. 

Author: Harold Holzer, Edna Greene Medford, & Frank J. WIlliams. Publisher: Louisiana State University Press. Hardcover, 162 pages. Measures 7.25" x 10.25". Weighs 1 lb. 4.5 oz.

Williams, Frank J
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