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Lincoln and Emancipation in the District of Columbia
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Lincoln had long sought emancipation for the District of Columbia. As President, he was hopeful that his plan for compensated emancipation would even find some support from among the slave owners, or at least would not be to distasteful to them. The book describes the passageof his District of Columbia Emancipation Bill through Congress, the modifications made on it and its reception by the public.
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