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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00902 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Broadside Date: 1 January 1863 Pagination: 1 sheet ; 31.5 x 26.5 cm.

Summary of Content: News-sheet printing the Emancipation Proclamation with news from New Orleans, New York and Louisville. Heading states, "Slavery Forever ABOLISHED in the United States of America!!"

Background Information: The Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Abraham Lincoln, states all slaves upon Union military victory will be set free in states that have seceded from the Union and are not ...under Northern control. This factor is important because it shows that the Proclamation did not touch on slavery in loyal Border States.See More


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Military HistoryCivil WarAfrican American HistorySlaveryEmancipationEmancipation ProclamationPresidentPresidential Speeches and Proclamations

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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