A Beautiful Glittering Lie
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What does 'emancipation' mean?

Find out what emancipation means. Emancipation is explained by J D R Hawkins - author of A Beautiful Glittering Lie

emancipation

Freedom from slavery, as in the Emancipation Proclamation, which was issued by President Abraham Lincoln following the Battle of Antietam in September 1862. The Emancipation Proclamation went into effect on January 1, 1863, freeing all slaves in southern states only.

In my book, A Beautiful Glittering Lie, the word "emancipation" appears as follows:

(Page 234)
Two days later, on September 22, Abraham Lincoln announced his Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves in Confederate states, but not in Union or neutral states. No blacks were allowed into Lincoln’s home state of Illinois, and the president didn’t contest it. The Rebels thought him a hypocrite, since he was freeing slaves he had no control over, but the ones he had the power to liberate remained slaves. On the 30th, the men learned that their beloved commander, Colonel McLemore, died after a prolonged decline. The next day, they moved their camp between Bunker Hill and Winchester, where they remained until the latter part of October, living on captured provisions, and food they obtained from local farmers.

(Page 248)
It seemed obvious by what the press was reporting that, because of Lincoln’s declared Emancipation Proclamation, the chances of Europe backing the C.S.A. were quelled. England and France had considered supporting the southern states before the war became an issue of slavery, but now it was something they didn’t want to get involved in. The Confederacy was completely on its own.

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Chapter 9: Chapter Nine
"...emancipationer, on September 22, Abraham Lincoln announced his Preliminary emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves in Confederate states, but not in Union or neutral states. No blacks were allowed into Lincoln’s home state of Illinois, and the president didn’t contest it. The Rebels thought him a hypocrite, since he was freeing slaves ..."

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Chapter 10: Chapter Ten
"...emancipationvious by what the press was reporting that, because of Lincoln’s declared emancipation Proclamation, the chances of Europe backing the C.S.A. were quelled. England and France had considered supporting the Southern states before the war became an issue of slavery, but now it was something they didn’t want to get ..."

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