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Emancipation Proclamation


The people of the island have changed very little since the Emancipation Proclamation.
Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  directive issued by President Abraham Lincoln, in which enslaved people in states or portions of states still in rebellion were declared free
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  • The people of the island have changed very little since the Emancipation Proclamation.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Several Confederate soldiers welcomed Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation for bringing the real issue into the open.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • Which U.S. president signed the Emancipation Proclamation?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • I cannot remember having slept in a bed until after our family was declared free by the Emancipation Proclamation.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography

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  • Then I wished that Gabriel Prosser and Nat Turner had killed all whitefolks in their beds and that Abraham Lincoln had been assassinated before the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, and that Harriet Tubman had been killed by that blow on her head and Christopher Columbus had drowned in the Santa Maria.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Directly after the Emancipation Proclamation, Representative Eliot had introduced a bill creating a Bureau of Emancipation; but it was never reported.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • I’m not the expert on the Emancipation Proclamation.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  I Have a Dream
  • It was more than 100 years ago that Abraham Lincoln—a great President of another party—signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
    Lyndon B. Johnson  --  We Shall Overcome
  • The implication is clear: Lincoln was half abolitionist and the Emancipation Proclamation was fulfillment of that young promise.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth

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  • Lincoln is a hero to the slaves—"Father Abraham"—guiding them to the promised land with the Emancipation Proclamation.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Laura was born to a slave mother imported from Mississippi; she said she was nine when "freedom broke," her term for the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • AUGUST 28, 1963 WASHINGTON, D.C. AFTERNOON "Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation," begins Martin Luther King Jr. His words are scripted.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Its example ultimately prompted France to abolish slavery in 1848, inspired the American abolitionists and the Emancipation Proclamation, and pushed Cuba to enforce a ban on slave imports in 1867, in effect ending the transatlantic slave trade.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Booth’s hatred for Lincoln, and his deep belief in the institution of slavery, coalesced into a silent rage after the Emancipation Proclamation.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Booth’s paternal loathing has now been transferred to the president; it flared to full burn when Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Strange terms like the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence (which one of the kids kept calling the Decoration of Indianapolis), the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and the Emancipation Proclamation.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Notwithstanding that the Emancipation Proclamation freed him from any obligation to his master, this black man walked the greater portion of the distance back to where his old master lived in Virginia, and placed the last dollar, with interest, in his hands.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • The most distinct thing that I now recall in connection with the scene was that some man who seemed to be a stranger (a United States officer, I presume) made a little speech and then read a rather long paper—the Emancipation Proclamation, I think.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • Confederate prospects for victory appeared brightest during the months after the Emancipation Proclamation, partly because this measure divided the northern people and intensified a morale crisis in Union armies.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • I found that this man had made a contract with his master, two or three years previous to the Emancipation Proclamation, to the effect that the slave was to be permitted to buy himself, by paying so much per year for his body; and while he was paying for himself, he was to be permitted to labour where and for whom he pleased.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • It was evidently an unhappy frame of mind in which Lincoln resorted to the Emancipation Proclamation.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • The image of Lincoln gazing over his shoulder is profoundly moving as King calls upon the spirit of the Emancipation Proclamation.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • The Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863 had all the moral grandeur of a bill of lading.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • The letter was to be read at a celebration of the hundredth anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • In July, 1862, Congress passed the second confiscation act and Lincoln made his momentous decision to issue an emancipation proclamation.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • For all its limitations, the Emancipation Proclamation probably made genuine emancipation inevitable.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • It guided those long slender fingers as they signed the Emancipation Proclamation, giving four million slaves their freedom.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • The Emancipation Proclamation provoked a new level of consciousness about the relationship of slavery to the war.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • The Emancipation Proclamation is even better described by his words.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Many soldiers blamed the Emancipation Proclamation.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • Half of the men endorsed the Emancipation Proclamation, a quarter opposed it, and the other quarter did not register an opinion.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • And morale certainly declined—although defeatism and lack of faith in Union leaders may have had more to do with this than the Emancipation Proclamation.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • Peace Democrats zeroed in on the Emancipation Proclamation in their denunciations of Lincoln’s unconstitutional war and their demands for a negotiated peace.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • TO: Ralph E. Becker, Toastmaster It gives me great pleasure to send greetings to all of you who are commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation tonight.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • I walked her to the Lincoln Memorial and lectured her on Abraham Lincoln, the Emancipation Proclamation, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Stephen Douglas, Mary Todd, Andrew Johnson, John Wilkes Booth, Dr. Samuel Mudd, Edwin M. Stanton, Salmon P. Chase, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Simon Legree.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • As a Democrat he denounced the Emancipation Proclamation, writing to his wife in January, 1863: "I am sick of the war….
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
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