Emancipation Proclamation, The
From the National Archives. Features background, transcript, and images of the original document.
Emancipation Proclamation: An Act of Justice
Essay by John Hope Franklin providing context for Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, how it was received in the North and the South, and its legacy.
Emancipation Proclamation: January 1, 1863
Text of Abraham Lincoln's executive declaration pronouncing that all persons held as slaves in areas in rebellion against the United States would henceforth be free.
Examining the Emancipation Proclamation
Lesson plan designed to help students analyze the text of the Emancipation Proclamation to understand the Abraham Lincoln's intent and the context in which it was written.
Lincoln Papers: Emancipation Proclamation
Provides introduction, timeline, and images, including Lincoln's first draft of the document. From the Library of Congress.
Virtual Visit: The Emancipation Proclamation
Explains why Lincoln issued the proclamation and provides images of his handwritten Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. From the New York State Library.