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The Emancipation Proclamation through Different Eyes

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The Emancipation Proclamation Through Different Eyes asks students to analyze the Emancipation Proclamation and then view it through the lens of different segments of the population (enslaved people, free blacks in the North, abolitionists, Southern plantation owners, Union soldiers, Confederate soldiers, Northern factory workers, factory owners) at the time it was passed.   There are also additional resources such as letters, a painting, and photos of the actual Emancipation Proclamation. NOTE: Teachers must register to use The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.