I have loved to read since I was little. I would borrow many books from the library and still borrow to this day, but I also purchase books (mostly for my kids) and freebies on Kindle. I read as much as I can daily. Sometimes I read several books at one time. I don't have a preference of paper book over an ebook, I just love to read. Keeping lists of what I have read is a good way for me to remember.
I knew about the Emancipation Proclamation and knew that it had freed the slaves. I knew that it was created because of the states threatening succession from the Union. I knew some things, but I had never read the whole Proclamation. I will be assigning this to my homeschooled girls to read and we will discuss this. I noted that only slaves were freed in certain places, not all, but it was eventually applied to all. Everyone should take some time to read all the old documents, including the Emancipation Proclamation.