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History: Emancipation Proclamation

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Lincoln Reading the Emancipation Proclamation to His Cabinet

The original painting by Alonzo Chappel is in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 
This image of it is reproduced in the Art Museum Image Gallery.

Map of the Areas to which the Emancipation Proclamation Applied

The Emancipation Proclamation drew its legal authority from the emergency of the war.  Thus it applied to those states still at war with the federal government.  The map is from