Lincoln And Emancipation Rhetorical Analysis

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The documents only referred to those states in rebellion against the United States Government. These states were Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. The Emancipation did not address America as a whole. Historian Howard Zinn stated in his book “Lincoln and Emancipation” how Lincoln cautiously blended the interest of the rich and the interest of the black at a point in history where their interest reached equilibrium. One can easily observed that the Emancipation was formed out of pure selfishness and politics. On the other hand, the abolitionist at the time wanted to abolish slavery throughout America.