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Two Confederate resolutions proclaiming Southern independence condemning the Emancipation proclamation [Decimalized .01-.02]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08981 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Printed document Date: January 1863 Pagination: 2 items


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryConfederate States of AmericaEmancipation ProclamationPresidential Speeches and ProclamationsPresidentEmancipationSlaveryAfrican American History

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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