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The Emancipation Proclamation : three views (social, political, iconographic)

Author: Harold Holzer; Edna Greene Medford; Frank J Williams
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2006.
Series: Conflicting worlds.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Holzer; Edna Greene Medford; Frank J Williams
ISBN: 080713144X 9780807131442
OCLC Number: 61463597
Description: xii, 162 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Contents: Imagined Promises, Bitter Realities: African Americans and the Meaning of the Emancipation Proclamation / Edna Greene Medford --
"Doing Less" and "Doing More": The President and the Proclamation-Legally, Militarily, and Politically / Frank J. Williams --
Picturing Freedom: The Emancipation Proclamation in Art, Iconography, and Memory / Harold Holzer.
Series Title: Conflicting worlds.
Responsibility: Harold Holzer, Edna Greene Medford, Frank J. Williams ; with a foreword by John Hope Franklin.
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"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." -- publisher website (October 2006).

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