Progressive dribble even here. The proclamation freed not one single slave. It also protected slavery in all southern areas under Federal control. The base reason for the War of Northern Aggression was/is the same reason that is tearing this country apart. Plutocrats financially raping the people. Then it was the southern working class. Today it is the assault on all productive people who work and struggle to survive in the face of federal assault on the Constitution while earning a living. Only fools believe it cannot happen again.