1863/01 - The Emancipation Proclamation

1863/01 - The Emancipation Proclamation

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The Emancipation Proclamation​


2021.pngOn January 1, 1863, the Proclamation changed the legal status under federal law of more than 3.5 million enslaved African Americans in the secessionist Confederate states from enslaved to free. As soon as a slave escaped the control of the Confederate government, either by running away across Union lines or...
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