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Emancipating Lincoln: The Proclamation in Text, Context, and Memory

Harvard Univ. (Nathan I. Huggins Lectures). 2012. 256p. illus. notes. index. ISBN 9780674064409. $24.95.
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This examination of the process whereby Lincoln drafted and presented the Emancipation Proclamation reveals how his mastery of legal language disguised the radical implications of the text and muted the constitutional and political concerns the document raised. Historian Holzer notes how visual representations of the document countered critical renderings in print.

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