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Emancipation Proclamation: 150 years on

15 November 2013

The Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Abraham Lincoln in September 1862, paved the way for the release of more than 3 million black slaves in the US. Dr Tom Sebrell, an expert on the American Civil War and its British connections at Queen Mary, talks to Emma Lowry about this milestone in American history, and the document's impact on both sides of the pond.

Tom Sebrell Emancipation Proclamation
Tom Sebrell Emancipation Proclamation [MP3 2.31 MB]

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