The 1862 Maryland Campaign: Slavery and the Emancipation Proclamation
The Sesquicentennial of the Civil War is a time to commemorate those who fought and died during this pivotal era in American history. At the same time, it is an opportunity for us to renew our commitment to the ongoing march for freedom and equality for all people. -Ken Salazar, US Secretary of the Interior.
This series of booklets allows us to tell stories beyond the battlefield and examine how this terrible conflict affected ordinary people and the communities around them. This 18-page booklet explores President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.