Introduction Of The Emancipation Proclamation

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Nhat Dang History 170 October 15, 2017 The Emancipation Proclamation - signed on January 1, 1863 - granted freedom to some slaves, was a strategic decision as a contribution to the war effort, rather than a virtuous move like most people are persuaded to believe. OpenStax College. (2016). U.S. History. Houston, TX: OpenStax CNX. Retrieved from http://cnx.org/content/col11740/latest/ OpenStax is a non-profit organisation that aims to provide free substantial textbook to students via online or hard copy at a very low cost. In order to make this goal happen as for a book of the U.S History, it was helped by numerous historians at all levels of higher education, from community colleges to Ph.D.-granting universities. Most notably individuals are Dr. Corbett from Ventura College, Dr. Janssen from CSU Fullerton, Dr. Lund from Keene State College and many others with no less crucial contribution. But without the educators, those who have perused through thousands of pages to make necessary adjustments to best meet students’ needs, there would not have been a free source of high quality textbook like this particular one. In chapter 15, section 3, there is a small passage where Emancipation is discussed. Although in the popular thoughts, President Lincoln is known for his role in the liberation of slaves during and after the Civil War, this textbook provides some piece of information that contradicts this belief. In the letter that President Lincoln wrote to a newspaper, he
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