9 am – 4 pm
When it was issued 150 years ago, the Emancipation Proclamation was hailed as an act of great humanity and derided as an act of monumental hypocrisy. In this one-day seminar we will analyze the path taken by President Lincoln to destroy the “peculiar institution” and make way for a new “birth of freedom.” Participants are encouraged, but not required, to read Allen Guelzo’s Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America before the class meeting.
Joseph Harrington holds an M.A. in history from the University of Connecticut. He has led numerous Newberry seminars.
No materials required.
Guelzo, Allen. Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America. Simon & Schuster, 2004. ISBN: 0743221826
One session, $120