Legacy of Emancipation

David Blight talked about the policy decisions and political struggles that led to the emancipation of slaves during the Civil War. He… read more

David Blight talked about the policy decisions and political struggles that led to the emancipation of slaves during the Civil War. He spoke about the political maneuvering that occurred during the Civil War, and the motivations behind Abraham Lincoln’s decision to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. He also recounted the reactions to the Proclamation, from northern abolitionists, to southern slave holders, to the slaves themselves. The German Historical Institute in Washington, DC hosted this event as part of a lecture series on how societies around the world abolished slavery. close

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  • Blight, David W. Director Yale University->Gilder Lehrman Ctr. for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition

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Legacy of Emancipation

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Program ID:
314870-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 14, 2013
Last Aired:
Nov 11, 2013

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  • Oct 14, 2013 | 9:35am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 09, 2013 | 1:28pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 10, 2013 | 6:28am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 11, 2013 | 2:28am EST | C-SPAN 3
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