"Rejoicing Over the Proclamation" Primary Source Questions
February 1, 1863
Read "Rejoicing Over the Proclamation" in its entirety here.
- Do you think the author of this article was in support of the Emancipation Proclamation? Why or why not?
- Do the reactions to the Emancipation Proclamation in the article seem to indicate whether or not newly freed Blacks will support the Northern war effort?
- The Emancipation Proclamation was enacted two years prior to the end of the war. After the Proclamation, how do you think Blacks viewed the importance of fighting in the war?