A compilation of works referred to by this month’s featured authors on Slavery, Emancipation, Abolition and their legacy in US History.
The text of the Emancipation Proclamation.
The text of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States
A brief history of the text and alternate versions on The National Archives website.
Eric Foner, “The Emancipation of Abe Lincoln,” The New York Times, January 1, 2013.
James M. McPherson, “‘A Bombshell on the American Public,'” New York Review of Books, November 12, 2012
John Blassingame, Slave Testimony: Two Century of Letters, Speeches, Interviews and Autobiographies (1977).
William L. Andrews, and Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Slave Narratives (2000).
Deborah Gray White, Ar’n’t I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South (1999, 1985).
Deborah Willis and Barbara Krauthamer, Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery (2012).
Heather Williams, Help Me to Find My People: The African American Search for Family Lost in Slavery (2012).
James Downs, “Our Lincoln Our Selves: Rethinking Slavery and Abolition” Huffington Post Blog (12/12/12)