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Published on Oct 17, 2012
Aston Gonzalez, a doctoral candidate in history at the University of Michigan, has produced and directed a video about how illustrated newspapers—which were growing in popularity in the years before the Civil War—depicted emancipation. The video was produced to coincide with the "Proclaiming Emancipation" exhibit, a joint collaboration among Michigan Law's Program in Race, Law & History, the William L. Clements Library, and the University of Michigan Library.