Slavery History

Take time to read these three New York Times Disunion pieces on the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation (Please note that the first two pieces deal with the origins of the Emancipation Proclamation which issued on January 1, 1863). See how average citizens and soldiers thought about the Emancipation Proclamation and issues of race during the middle of the Civil War.

 

https://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/20/lincoln-in-july/

 

https://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/31/the-grove-of-gladness/

 

https://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/13/the-coming-of-the-emancipation-proclamation/

 

In a well developed 250 word minimum forum post assess Lincoln’s reasoning behind issuing the military order to free slaves and how this order was received in the country (both in the Union and the Confederacy).

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