Word-clouding the Emancipation Proclamation

On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation—which declared “that all persons held as slaves” within the rebellious states “are, and henceforward shall be free”—went into effect. Below are the words Lincoln used in his declaration. The more frequently he used a word, the larger it appears.

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DEAN: An Agrarian Republic (2015)

An Agrarian Republic: Farming, Antislavery Politics, and Nature Parks in the Civil War Era by Adam Wesley Dean. University of North Carolina Press, 2015. Paper, ISBN: 978-1469619910. $29.95.   Adam Wesley…