V. Databases / Articles
The collection of searchable American newspapers makes it possible to explore America's past. Available in this database are: Early American Newspapers, Series 1, 1690-1876; Series 1 (2009 ETC); Series 6, 1741-1922; Series 7, 1773-1922; African American Newspapers, 1827-1998; Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980 and Selected Historical Newspapers. Choose “U.S. Civil War (1861 to 1865)” under “Eras in American History” and search for “Emancipation Proclamation” or other topics of your interest on the front page of the database. Newspaper articles on the topic will be retrieved.
This database consists of material from print reference titles & multivolume sets, 67 Negro Universities Press texts, 3,500 WPA slave narratives, and primary documents such as manuscripts, speeches, court cases, quotations, advertisements, statistics, and other papers. In order to retrieve information about Abolition and Emancipation Proclamation, search by “Eras” and click the links of your interest.
This database includes over 10,000 articles from Oxford University Press reference sources, primary source documents, images, maps, charts & tables, multimedia, timelines, and biographies. Commentaries accompany primary source documents and charts & tables provide information on broad areas from demographics to government and politics to business and labor to education and the arts. Search by the subject entry, “Emancipation Proclamation” or other subjects of your interest and narrow them down by formats such as biographies, primary documents, images & multimedia, etc.
- Freedom: As We Approach the 150th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, 11 Thoughtful Voices Explain Why It Still Matters to All of Us
In the article published in American History (vol. 47, no. 5, 2012) eleven thoughtful American voices talk about what Emancipation Proclamation means and why it still matters to contemporary Americans.