Lecture no. 17 from the course: The American Civil War
Taught by Professor Gary W. Gallagher | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Lincoln came to see emancipation as necessary to victory. But he understood that he lacked the authority to end slavery in loyal areas, and his famous proclamation deliberately casts emancipation as a war measure. What did most Northerners think of it?