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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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General Colin Powell Secretary of State National Museum of American Diplomacy
Remembering Former Secretary of State, General Colin Luther Powell
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Former Secretary of State Colin Powell speaks at the National Museum of American Diplomacy, January 2017. Photo courtesy of the National Museum of American Diplomacy. Today we mourn the loss of General Colin Luther Powell. Gen. Powell was more than just America’s Secretary of State, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and National Security…

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