To Raise Up a Nation: John Brown, Frederick Douglass, and

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He discusses his meals and other personal news. Trumpeting republican values and Christian morality, these cemeteries provided American citizens with an accessible space—in time, many became popular tourist destinations— that imposed a victorious national identity and promoted collective revitalization. Lincoln may not have intended at the outbreak of the Civil War to liberate all the country’s black residents from the yoke of slavery, but with the passage of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution on January 31, 1865, that is what he accomplished.

Lift Up Thy Voice: The Sarah and Angelina Grimké Family’s

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Indeed, the two met at the World's Anti-Slavery Convention in the summer of 1840. [61] Mott brought oratorical skills and an impressive reputation as an abolitionist to the nascent women's rights movement. The beliefs and routines each engaged in on a daily basis are often mentioned in great detail and include Christianity, spirituality, visits with friends, weather, children, and gardening. By the end of the century, as Americans were faced with the problems of industrialization, immigration, and labor unrest, it became easier to downplay the divisiveness of the war and recast it as the painful but necessary forge in which a single, unshakable American national identity was created.

Twelve Years a Slave (the Original Book from Which the 2013

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It began April 12, 1861, when Southern troops opened fire on Fort Sumter, a U. The total number of dead at war’s end was 620,000 (out of a population of some 35 million), making it the costliest conflict in American history. The blue color on the Southern Cross in the battle flag was navy blue, as opposed to the much lighter blue of the Naval Jack. Each flower or piece of silk was representing something. Thousands escaped to the Union army's lines, earning their freedom and forcing the United States to develop a uniform policy regarding emancipation.

In the Shadow of Slavery: African Americans in New York

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Why wouldn't the Plantation owners consider the precedent set by England in Trinidad? The only way that Lee could escape from the trap that Grant had set was to destroy the Army of the Potomac while he still had sufficient force to do so, and Grant was too skilled to allow that to happen. To this end, President Lincoln signed the Enrollment Act on March 3, 1863, which called for a Federal draft that summer.

An Empire for Slavery: The Peculiar Institution in Texas,

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In 1820, a bitter debate over the federal government’s right to restrict slavery over Missouri’s application for statehood ended in a compromise: Missouri was admitted to the Union as a slave state, Maine as a free state and all western territories north of Missouri’s southern border were to be free soil. In this case, outside governments may step in to stabilize the region, either because they are concerned about events in the country or they are dealing with an influx of refugees from the fighting.

Proud Shoes (Black Women Writers Series)

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Master's thesis, University of Arkansas, 1992. Trade and commerce, if they were not made of India rubber, (3) would never manage to bounce over the obstacles which legislators are continually putting in their way; and, if one were to judge these men wholly by the effects of their actions, and not partly by their intentions, they would deserve to be classed and punished with those mischievous persons who put obstructions on the railroads. [3] But, to speak practically and as a citizen, unlike those who call themselves no-government men, (4) I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government.

SNCC: The New Abolitionists

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The differences of the North and South were as great as the ocean is wide and with this man, the “word” was being broadcast throughout the Northern territory. Lee's army reached the North Anna on May 22. Cotton exports dropped from 10 million bales to 500 thousand. Tate of the 51st Virginia Regiment, June 16-26, 1862; 50th Virginia Regiment, June 16, 1862; Derrick�s Battalion, June 20-26, 1862; Captain G. Lincoln believed that McClellan, a well-liked and passionate leader, would be able to drill the Union troops into battle-ready shape.

Politics and Power in a Slave Society

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Buchanan asserted, "The South has no right to secede, but I have no power to prevent them." It was an evil they knew not well how to deal with, but the general opinion of the men of that day was that somehow or other, in the order of Providence, the institution would be evanescent [temporary] and pass away. 31 What did Vice-President Stephens and the new Confederate nation think about these anti-slavery ideas of the Founding Fathers? The Lincoln administration wrestled with the idea of authorizing the recruitment of black troops, concerned that such a move would prompt the border states to secede.

I Am Murdered: George Wythe, Thomas Jefferson, and the

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Also includes an obituary and reminscences of his schooling at Brookland School, Albemarle County, Virginia, and the beginning of the Civil War. A riot ensues with mayhem lasting three days and resulting in numerous injuries to blacks, who are dragged from their homes and beaten and several homes, an abolitionist meeting place, and a church are set afire. Vowing to use federal power both to keep slavery in check and to promote the free labor economy of the North through protective tariffs, subsidies for railroads, and free homesteads in the West, the Republicans ran Abraham Lincoln of Illinois for the presidency in 1860.

Dusk of Dawn (The Oxford W. E. B. Du Bois)

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Tebbs, 8th Virginia Infantry, concerning the arrest, release, and enlistment of Hugh D. The battle ended in a draw, which was a strategic victory for the Union in that the blockade was sustained. Lincoln strongly believed slavery was "a great evil." Includes a handwritten copy of the history and a typescript compiled by J. Critics pointed out that Stowe had never been to the South, but her novel became a bestseller in the North (banned in the South) and the most effective bit of propaganda to come out of the abolitionist movement.