America’s Most Important Documents: Inquiry into Historical Sources: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1st Edition

  • Ann Byers
  • Published By: Cavendish Square Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1502635992
  • ISBN-13: 9781502635990
  • DDC: 973.7
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 64 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released August 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Of all the documents in American history, Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation ranks among the most important. It began the process of freeing four million Americans from slavery and led to constitutional amendments that ensure equal protections for all Americans. Drawing on primary sources, this book describes the economic and political conditions and thinking that led to the Emancipation Proclamation; the profound impact it had on the outcome of the Civil War and the period immediately following; and ways the document, through the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments, continues to affect society today. This book also includes compelling images and little-known facts of interest.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Slavery in the Land of the Free.
2: Steps Toward Freedom.
3: A Pitting Conclusion.
Further Information.
About the Author.