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Michael Vorenberg

Brown University

Michael Vorenberg is an associate professor of history at Brown University. He received his A.B., A.M., and Ph.D., all in history, from Harvard University. Vorenberg’s first book, Final Freedom: The Civil War, the Abolition of Slavery, and the Thirteenth Amendment (Cambridge, 2001), deals with the making and meaning of the Thirteenth Amendment. He has written a number of articles as well as a book on the Emancipation Proclamation, The Emancipation Proclamation: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2010). Before becoming a professor, Vorenberg was a secondary school teacher. He has received numerous awards and fellowships for his writing and teaching.

Vorenberg’s videos are used in these Choices Program curriculum units:
The Civil War and the Meaning of Liberty
Freedom Now: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi
Racial Slavery in the Americas: Resistance, Freedom, and Legacies

We the People: A New Nation

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