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Lectures in History: Slavery, Secession & the Civil War

"First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation of President Lincoln"

Denver, Colorado
Saturday, October 13, 2012

History professor Susan Schulten discusses the causes of America's Civil War, including President Abraham Lincoln's refusal to allow slavery to expand into new territories. Professor Schulten explains that President Lincoln refused to recognize the Confederacy as legitimate and viewed secession as illegal. This class took place at the University of Denver.

Updated: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 9:42am (ET)

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