Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

I almost forgot one of the most important anniversaries in all of history: today is the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation. Yes, yes, it was the 13th amendment that ended slavery forever, but only the harshest revisionist would argue that the Proclamation was anything less than the nail in the coffin for that 'peculiar institution'.

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