Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Paul Beck
The influence of the Thirteenth Amendment on the development of affairs in the United States is indeed great. Any measure that changes the destiny of over three million persons and overthrows an institution that had been in existence for over 200 years cannot be ignored. Yet the development of this amendment is usually overlooked in the account of the Civil War period. The purpose of this work is to bring the information concerning the preparation, debate, and ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment into easy reach of the reader. It is not the purpose of this work to discuss the views of President Abraham Lincoln on the question of slavery; these are treated only briefly, but it is the purpose to give the reader an account of the Congressional action dealing with the amendment.
Thonen, Martin Fred, "The Adoption of the Thirteenth Amendment" (1971). Student Work. 2223.
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