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University of Michigan Proclaiming Emancipation Conference: Keynote by Eric Foner
Renowned historian and Lincoln scholar Eric Foner, who won the Pulitzer Prize for his book
The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery
, delivered the keynote address at the Proclaiming Emancipation conference, held at the University of Michigan on Oct. 26, 2012. Speaking in the Law School's Aikens Commons, Prof. Foner discussed how Lincoln's views on emancipation evolved throughout his presidency.