Emancipation Proclamation: Liberty, Leadership & Legacy - History Live The word of the day is "controversy." Students discuss the issue of slavery in 19th-century America—the most contentious topic of that time. Through surprise visits from historical characters, they learn about the efforts of ordinary citizens to free enslaved ones; and they delve into the inner "controversies" of Abraham Lincoln as he struggles to craft the Emancipation Proclamation.
FREE BOOK yeah I said FREE BOOK!! Black London: Life Before Emancipation by Gretchen Gerzina (1995) A glimpse into the lives of the thousands of Africans living in eighteenth century London. Download PDF Read online More information more FREE BOOKS from lascasbookshelf.tumblr.com ||| Publisher’s Blurb ||| Gerzina has written a fascinating account of London blacks, focusing on the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Because of a paucity of sources from blacks themselves
Great read on slavery in Western Civilization. Covers biblical & Grecco-Roman origins all the way through to emancipation in the 19th century. Does a great job of showing slavery across multiple civilizations and nations.
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the National Museum of American History will host the National Youth Summit on Abolition on February 11, 2013. Experts, scholars, and activists will join with high school students from around the country via webcast in a moderated panel discussion to reflect upon the abolition movement of the 19th century and explore its legacy on modern-day slavery and human trafficking. http://americanhistory.si.edu/nys/abolition
John Ware was born into slavery on a South Carolina cotton plantation in 1845. In 1882, he settled in Alberta. He started his own ranch in 1891 in the Millarville area. He was one of the most respected ranchers in Western Canada.His skills at bronco and busting were legendary. He created “steer wrestling” 20 years before the Calgary Stampede. Mr. Ware married Mildred Lewis .He set up a ranch just north of the village of Duchess along the Red Deer River. They had five children.
Elizabeth Brown Montier (1820–ca. 1858) whom family records indicate had lived in the city’s Northern Liberties neighborhood. Living in Philadelphia, the Montiers were members of one of the largest free African American communities in the North although Pennsylvania’s gradual emancipation law of 1780 permitted slavery well into the 19th century.