Tag Archives: Emancipation Proclamation

Book Review: On Juneteenth

On Juneteenth  By Annette Gordon-Reed Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2021, $15.95 Reviewed by Jon Tracey Thanks to current discussions of inequality and increased reflection on the past, Juneteenth has grown from a Texas tradition to one that has garnered attention across … Continue reading

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A Legacy of Freedom: Nimrod Burke Provides a Link Between Two Emancipations

Robert Carter III’s 1791 Deed of Gift, which gradually freed 452 of his enslaved laborers, was the largest private emancipation of slaves until the American Civil War. Some of the descendants of the enslaved men, women, and children freed by … Continue reading

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Give the Devil All He Wants: The 1862 Rebel Raid on Chambersburg

ECW welcomes guest authors Dan Masters and Scott Mingus Fear had long since given way to nonchalance. Constant alarms that “The Rebels are coming” had wearied the residents of Franklin County, Pennsylvania, to the point that by mid-October 1862, most … Continue reading

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Perceptions of Emancipation in Gettysburg, Part Three

ECW welcomes back guest author Jon Tracey The conclusion of a series (Part One, Part Two) As seen in Part One and Part Two, Gettysburg was a border town caught directly in the midst of national debates on emancipation during … Continue reading

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Perceptions of Emancipation in Gettysburg, Part Two

ECW welcomes back guest author Jon Tracey Part Two of a series (Part One) As noted in Part One, Gettysburg was a deeply divided community on the topic of emancipation. Early in the war, support of the controversial topic and … Continue reading

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Perceptions of Emancipation in Gettysburg, Part One

ECW welcomes back guest author Jon Tracey Part One of a series Before the small town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania was a battlefield, it was simply a small town in south-central Pennsylvania within Adams County. A mere 7.5 miles from the … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 1/6-1/15/19

The Emancipation Proclamation made promises and history moments. What do you think is the most significant part of that document? (And if you want to review the primary source text of the outline, promises, and national changes, check it out … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Emancipation Memorial (Revisited)

We’re looking back into the 2019 archives and found this Weekender about the Emancipation Memorial in Washington D.C.  January 1st marked the 157th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and if you’re spending a wintry day in D.C., … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Emancipation Proclamation

In September 1962, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke at the New York Civil War Centennial Commission’s Emancipation Proclamation Observance, reflecting on the impact of that historic document on American history and the world. It had been one hundred years since … Continue reading

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Facebook Cover Photo: The Emancipation Proclamation

Emerging Civil War welcomed 2019 with an new cover photo on our Facebook page. Here are some details about the historic image.

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