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(Galesburg, IL)  –  The Knox College Lincoln Studeies Center recently sponsored a talk titled “The Emancipation Proclamation: Myths and Realities”.  It was presented by American history scholar James Oakes.  Oakes is a professor of American History at the Graduate Center, at City University of New York.  He has written multiple books on slaveholding history.  His most recent is The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln and the Triumph of Antislavery Politics.  He has also written and published articles on the Emancipation Proclamation and the progress of the abolition of slavery during the American Civil War.  Oakes made his presentation at Knox College on Friday, September 14th

 

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