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The Emancipation Proclamation – Abraham Lincoln Responds

In conjunction with a current exhibit, the Brooklyn Historical Society blog is featuring a series of blog posts called “The Emancipation Proclamation: Americans Respond.” Learn more here. For 150 years, historians have debated Abraham Lincoln’s motivations, feelings, and beliefs about slavery and … Continue reading

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Map of the Month — February 2014

For February’s map of the month, I have selected the 1827 of Hooker’s New Pocket Plan of the Village of Brooklyn. This map may look familiar to readers of the Brooklyn Historical Society blog, as an 1861 reprint of this … Continue reading

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The Emancipation Proclamation: White Minnesotans Respond

In conjunction with a current exhibit, the Brooklyn Historical Society blog is featuring a series of blog posts called “The Emancipation Proclamation: Americans Respond.” Learn more here. The Civil War obscures a concurrent war fought by the Union, also on American soil: … Continue reading

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The Emancipation Proclamation: A Kentucky Soldier Responds

In conjunction with a current exhibit, the Brooklyn Historical Society blog is featuring a series of blog posts called “The Emancipation Proclamation: Americans Respond.” Learn more here. Most Americans think about the Civil War in terms of the Union north … Continue reading

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The Emancipation Proclamation: Junius C. Morel Responds

In conjunction with a current exhibit, the Brooklyn Historical Society blog is featuring a series of blog posts called “The Emancipation Proclamation: Americans Respond.” Learn more here. This week, BHS opens a major long-term exhibition, “Brooklyn Abolitionists/In Pursuit of Freedom.” … Continue reading

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