The Long Emancipation
The required reading is Ira Berlin, The Long Emancipation, Intro, Chap 1, and Chap. 2 (105 pp.).
Your 250-word response paper should include a direct quote from the required reading (with an exact page
citation) that helps you to analyze a key argument made by Berlin. As noted in lecture this week, he has a clear
emphasis in his Intro and Chap 1 about four key elements that led to the emancipation of enslaved people in
the US. What are they? Which one do you find most important? Why?