Sunday, January 6, 2013

Where the Emancipated Slaves Went

The NYTimes has a fascinating article today on where the emancipated slaves from the South went as the Union troops freed them.  Apparently Lincoln did not thing beyond issuing the proclamation (actually an executive order).  This book excerpt (p. 24) is one you might want to use in class as it describes the ordeals of the freed slaves.  It is believed that 60,000 ex-slaves died from small pox after their freedom. 

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