Since the appearance of Spielberg’s Lincoln I have been receiving a few requests for good books to read about the Emancipation Proclamation. As many of you know, the Proclamation went into effect on January 1, 1863.
Here are my picks:
John Hope Franklin, The Emancipation Proclamation
Harold Holzer, Edna Medford, and Frank Williams, The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views
David Donald, Lincoln
Eric Foner, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and Slavery