The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views

Edna Greene Medford talked about the Battle of Antietam and its role in President Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation. She… read more

Edna Greene Medford talked about the Battle of Antietam and its role in President Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation. She responded to telephone calls and electronic communications, including Touts from high school students. Scenes were shown in the background of activities on the battlefield.

Professor Medford was interviewed at the Antietam National Battlefield where the National Park Service was commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. The battle on September 17, 1862, was the bloodiest day of fighting in American history. President Lincoln took advantage of the Union strategic victory to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation a few days later. close

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    Harold Holzer, Edna Greene Medford, Frank J. Williams; with a foreword by John Hope Franklin
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Sharpsburg, Maryland, United States
First Aired:
Dec 31, 1969 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Oct 08, 2012 | 11:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Dec 31, 1969 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 16, 2012 | 3:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 16, 2012 | 11:46pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 08, 2012 | 12:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 08, 2012 | 11:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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