Demise of Slavery
Ira Berlin talked about his book The Long Emancipation: The Demise of Slavery in the United States. In his book, Professor Berlin argues that the slaves' struggle for freedom was a long and difficult process, and that undoing slavery required persistence, tenacity, and violence. He also claims that the emancipation process was led by freed African Americans who believed that all Americans had the right of equality and full citizenship. close
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Ira Berlin Distinguished Professor University of Maryland, College Park->History Department
David Ferriero Archivist of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
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