Emancipation Proclamation

(150th Anniversary, Jan. 1, 2013)

reading of the proclamation

The first reading of the Emancipation Proclamation before the cabinet.

Painted by F.B. Carpenter ; engraved by A.H. Ritchie, c1866.

(Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-2070 DLC)


Welcome to the topical guide about the Emancipation Proclamation. Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation which was announced by President Abraham Lincoln on Jan. 1, 1863, this online guide supplements the United Library’s special exhibit about the Abolitionist Movement, Emancipation Proclamation, and the African American experience (Jan. 7, 2013 – Feb. 28, 2013). This guide aims to direct you to selective, helpful resources on this historically important topic. It is organized into six categories – reference resources, books, videos, periodicals/newspapers, databases/articles, and web resources – and each resource under each category is annotated so as to provide an idea of its usefulness. Hyperlinks and/or library locations for each resource are offered. Items under web resources are freely accessible, but for viewing most of the other electronic resources, your NetID and password are required.

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- Compiled by Lucy Chung (January 2013)  

Key Resources

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Masur, Louis. Lincoln’s Hundred Days: The Emancipation Proclamation and the War for the Union (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012)


Emancipation Proclamation final draft

Funeral address delivered at the burial of President Lincoln by Bishop Matthew Simpson

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