While many historians have dealt with the Emancipation Proclamation as a phase or an aspect of the Civil War, few have given more than scant attention to the evolution of the document in the mind of Lincoln, the circumstances and conditions that led to its writing, its impact on the course of the war, and its significance for later generations. Professor John Hope Franklin's answer to this need, first published in 1963, is available again for the first time in many years. Includes a new preface, photo essay, and a reproduction of the 1863 handwritten draft of the Emancipation Proclamation
LC copy 3 has dust jacket
Includes bibliographical references
Time of decision -- Precedents and the Pressures -- Decision and the Writing -- Hundred Days -- Day of Days -- Victory more certain -- End of unrequited toil
leaf 104 cut text due to text run to the gutter.
Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)