150th Anniversary of the Compensated Emancipation Act

Scholar and Author Harold Holzer talked about the 150th anniversary of the Compensated Emancipation Act which freed enslaved individuals in… read more

Scholar and Author Harold Holzer talked about the 150th anniversary of the Compensated Emancipation Act which freed enslaved individuals in Washington D.C. Topics included the purpose of the legislation, the history of compensated emancipation, and why slavery in Washington D.C. remained an embarrassment in Lincoln’s eyes during the onset of the Civil War. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. close

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150th Anniversary of the Compensated Emancipation Act

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Program ID:
305452-5
Category:
Call-In
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 15, 2012 | 9:23am EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Apr 15, 2012 | 9:23am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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