'Emancipation Hell' by Kirkpatrick Sale (PB)
Emancipation Hell: The Tragedy Wrought by Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation
EMANCIPATION—FREEING THE SLAVES—HELL? The Emancipation Proclamation—one of the sacred icons of American history—a tragedy? How can this be?
That was the opinion of Frederick Douglass, the most important African American leader of the 19th century, who proclaimed, “I denounce the so-called Emancipation.” Douglass wrote: “I admit that the Negro…has made little progress from barbarism to civilization, and that he is in a deplorable condition since his emancipation. . . . READ FULL DESCRIPTION