Emancipation, Colonization, and the U.S. Civil War

Phillip W. Magness

This lecture provides a contextual history of the abolition of slavery in the United States, focusing upon Abraham Lincoln’s route to the Emancipation Proclamation and the complex political challenges that accompanies it. Magness also specializes in the life and career of the black abolitionist John Willis Menard, best known as the first African-American elected to the United States Congress

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