Online Course on Emancipation Proclamation

Written by   // January 22, 2013   // Comments Off

Lincoln photo from Univ of Illinois Springfield press release

The University of Illinois Springfield will explore the importance of the Emancipation Proclamation in a new massive open online course (MOOC) during the spring semester. The free eight-week online course is open to anyone who wants to join world-wide. The MOOC, The Emancipation Proclamation: What Came Before, How It Worked, and What Followed, uses the sesquicentennial of President Lincoln’s issuance of the emancipation proclamation in 1863, to explore what happened in the United States before emancipation, how emancipation worked once proclaimed, and what happened in politics, economics, and society in the century and a half afterward. Press release here.

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