The Emancipation Proclamation, issued by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, declared all Confederate slaves to be free. Because the order only applied to Southern states that the Union did not control, few slaves benefited immediately. However, many see the historic document as a key turning point in the U.S. Civil War and in the movement to abolish slavery.
As the 50th anniversary of the 1963 march for Civil Rights in Washington, D.C. approaches, this timely book looks at its organization, the key players, and why it is still relevant today.
Discusses the events that led up to the law forbidding segregation in schools.
Describes the events leading up to and including the exploration and settlement of places which became driving forces in the expansion of America.
Describes the events of September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States.
Explores the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.and how that event has sculpted societies, the sciences, and politics.
Explores the Salem witch trials and how that event has sculpted societies, the sciences, and politics.