• Why didn't Lincoln Immediately Free the Slaves?

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    Abraham Lincoln did not issue the Emancipation Proclamation until January 1, 1863, nearly two years into the war. Why didn't he free the slaves as soon as the war began? You can purchase the entire series here: http://discerninghistory.co...

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