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Today in labor history: Lincoln tells advisors about Emancipation Proclamation

In the wake of the Emancipation Proclamation victory came a great momentum that led to the Union's war victory, 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments and Reconstruction.

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Today in labor history: John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry

Brown, a minister and fierce opponent of slavery, sought to obtain weapons from the arsenal to defeat the slaveocracy in the South. John Brown and his men were captured and executed.