Economic Education through Numismatics

1863 $2 Bank of Albion, Orleans County


F corners missing

CF A-502, HA-NY-115-G4e

The enactment of the Emancipation Proclamation in January 1863 capped two years of increasing support for emancipation in New York City. Although Republicans attempted to keep abolitionists from taking a leading role in New York's antislavery politics during the early years of the war, by 1862 abolitionist speakers drew huge audiences, black and white, in the city