Definitions for "Emancipation Proclamation"
In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed all slaves in the Confederate States that were rebelling against the Union.
Declaration by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863 that freed all persons previously held as slaves.
President Abraham Lincoln issued a preliminary proclamation on September 22, 1862, freeing the slaves in the Confederate states as of January 1, 1863, the date of the final proclamation.
a first-person account of the author's journey from conformist thinker to free thinker