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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MARTEN: Sing Not War (2011)

Sing Not War: The Lives of Union and Confederate Veterans in Gilded Age America by James Marten. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011. Cloth, ISBN: 0807834769. $39.95. Civil War…