Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter
This video is volume two in a five-part series that chronicles the history of America's Civil War. In this program, the leaders of the North and the South prepare their strategies for war. President Abraham Lincoln gives his speech, the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring freedom for black people held in the South's slave economy. The film examines how entwined the economies of the North and South were, a fact that caused much Southern resistance to the North's position. The campaigns of the early days of the war are recounted, concluding with the bloody battle at Antietam.
battle [war], battlefield, Civil-War [US], diary, emancipation, President, proclamation, reminiscence, slavery, speech