Juneteenth is an annual observance to celebrate the date Union soldiers enforced the Emancipation Proclamation freeing all remaining slaves in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865. Texas was the last state in rebellion, following the end of the Civil War, to allow enslavement. Although the rumors of freedom were widespread prior to this, actual emancipation was not announced in the last state practicing enslavement until General Gordon Granger came to Galveston, Texas and issued General Order #3, on the “19th of June”, almost two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
We’ve curated a few papers to commemorate these important events in our American history.
- Henry Wilson: Cobbler of the Frayed Constitution, Strategist of the Thirteenth Amendment
- From Antislavery Lawyer to Chief Justice: The Remarkable But Forgotten Career of Salmon P. Chase
- Contextualizing the Thirteenth Amendment: James Ashley and Antislavery Constitutionalism
- Taxation as a Site of Memory: Exemptions, Universities, and the Legacy of Slavery
- A Corporate Law Rationale for Reparations
- An Uphill Battle for Reparationists: A Quantitative Analysis of the Effectiveness of Slavery Reparations Rhetoric
- Confederate Monuments as Badges of Slavery
- Understanding the Complicated Landscape of Civil War Monuments
- Inclusive American Economic History: Containing Slaves, Freedmen, Jim Crow Laws, and the Great Migration
- Frederick Douglas’s Constitution: From Garrisonian Abolitionist to Lincoln Republican
- A Thirteenth Amendment Framework for Combating Racial Profiling
- Apology Lite: Truths, Doubts, and Reconciliations in the Senate’s Guarded Apology for Slavery
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