Between 1970 and 2008, the number of non-native New Yorkers doubled to 3 million while the native-born population declined by more than 1 million (“New York City's Immigrant Population Soars”) YOU NEED TO EXPLAIN WHY THIS IS HAPPENING The role of immigrants in the New York City’ economy It is well-known fact that in New York City people are able to find job....
A hundred days before, Lincoln had issued a preliminary Proclamation, vowing to free the slaves in all the states still in active rebellion against the federal authority on this very day, January 1. That handwritten document, still lovingly preserved in the New York State Library, essentially gave the South a hundred days' notice to end the rebellion or forfeit their human property. But the rebellion had continued. The order would now be executed.
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So do the surviving pictorial tributes to Lincoln's crowning achievement. The first artist to comprehend the value of portraying Lincoln as an Emancipator, was the Homer, New York painter Francis B. Carpenter. A talented, but hardly a supremely gifted, painter, he nonetheless saw, more quickly than any of his contemporaries, the power of the proclamation and the new image of its author. His painting of Lincoln's first reading of the Proclamation to his Cabinet inspired one of the best-selling, most influential of all popular prints of Lincoln. New York engraver Alexander H. Ritchie’s 1866 adaptation remains a popular collectible to this day. L. Franklin Smith presented his own elaborate version of the text, surrounded by portraits of Lincoln, Washington, and major abolitionist leaders of the era, to the President himself at a White House ceremony.