Prompt: Discuss the motivations for and the impact of the Emancipation Proclamation. Readings Secondary Sources Corbett, US History. Download US Historychapter 15 - The Civil War Zinn, Slavery Without Submission, Emancipation Without Freedom (second half) (Links to an external site.) Primary Sources The Emancipation Proclamation Films Biography of America 11. The Civil War As the Civil War rages, all eyes turn to Vicksburg, where limited war becomes total war. Professor Miller looks at the ferocity of the fighting, at Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, and at the bitter legacy of the battle -- and the war. Crash Course: The Civil War Foner on the Emancipation Proclamation Your initial post should be at least three full paragraphs in length.