Virginia Civil War 150
Commemorative Event

A Fireside Chat:
Looking at the Emancipation Proclamation

Friday, September 21, 2012
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

University of Mary Washington
Dodd Auditorium
Fredericksburg, VA


Resources on the Emancipation Proclamation

National Archives & Records Administration
Digital images of the Emancipation Proclamation and related resources

Library of Congress
Collection of primary documents from the digital American Memory Historical Collections

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Resources and material related to the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, issued September 22, 1862

University of Richmond, Digital Scholarship Lab: "Visualizing Emancipation"
"Visualizing Emancipation" is the first map of the most dramatic social transformation in American history, the emancipation of four million slaves in the Civil War. It brings together three kinds of evidence; where slavery protected by the US government and where it was not during the Civil War; where and when U.S. troops campaigned during that war; and where "emancipation events,"--documented instances where the lives of enslaved men and women were changing, sometimes for good, others for ill--occurred.

Antietam National Battlefield
Describes "Freedom at Antietam," when, five days after the battle, Abraham Lincoln changed the war by issuing the Emancipation Proclamation.

Encyclopedia Virginia
Resources on Slavery in the American Civil War

"Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views" (LSU Press, 2006)
Written by Harold Holzer, Edna Greene Medford, and Frank Williams



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