Thursday, February 19, 2015

This Day In The Law: Russia’s “Emancipation Proclamation”

In the United States., Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation is, of course, well known. 

Less known in the U.S., but also of interest, is that on February 19, 1861, Czar Alexander II promulgated the Emancipation Manifesto, which abolished serfdom in Russia.

Acknowledgment to Jurist.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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