Citizen Diplomacy

Sarah Parker Redmond Emancipation Proclamation
Sarah Parker Remond: Citizen Diplomacy and the Emancipation Proclamation as Foreign Policy
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When Civil War erupted in April of 1861, President Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of State William Seward’s official reason for the war was to preserve the union of states, not abolish slavery. In the end, emancipation did in fact become a war objective. What changed? How did the Emancipation Proclamation affect European nations’ refusal to…

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