Op-Ed: Emancipation Proclamation A 'Huge' Risk

Read Washington College History Professor Richard Striner's Piece For The New York Times, 'Lincoln's Great Gamble'

In The New York Times, history professor Richard Striner disagrees that too much emphasis has been placed on the Emancipation Proclamation. Rather, he argues, "the truth is that Lincoln's proclamation was ... a huge gamble by a leader who sought to be — and who became — America's great liberator."

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