Category Archives: Abolition

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

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On Garrison, see Henry Mayer, All on Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery (New York: Norton and Co., 1998). We may be invaded, and the Black Republican Government will stand and permit our soil to be violated and our people assailed and raise no arm in our defense. Also contains endorsement note on back from Keyes which indicates when the document was received and what action was taken. South scores victory as Union troops flee back to Washington in disarray.

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Malcolm X on Afro-American History (Malcolm X speeches &

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Frémont deployed artillery on the high bluffs to harass the Confederate forces. For almost a month, the normally aggressive Sherman took little action, while his men sat about idly and many left the army at the end of their enlistments. As a follow up to his "Before the Battle" song seen above, Root wrote and published this piece which writes a grim final chapter to the pair. Radical Republicans were furious with Lincoln for sacking Frémont. In this essay, you will learn the causes of the American Civil war. as well as the after effects of the war. causes and effects of the war.

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The Anti-Slavery Crusade: A Chronicle of the Gathering Storm

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So long as the rebel armies keep the field, a majority of the people of the South will refuse to acknowledge their defeat, and will of course decline to participate in elections which would amount to a repudiation of their slave confederacy. Matteson, Elisa C., and Edward Eckert, ed. "Dear Sister-They Fight to Whip." On December 5 he sent away most of his cavalry, commanded by the highly effective Nathan Bedford Forrest, to attack the Union garrison at Murfreesboro.

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New Masters: Northern Planters During the Civil War and

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Letter, 11 May 1861, from Colonel Simeon Beauford Gibbons (1833-1862), while stationed at Harper�s Ferry, to his father Samuel Gibbons (1802-1870) writing about the chances of hostilities breaking out after the impending vote on the Virginia Ordinance of Secession, the numbers of troops in the area and their state of readiness, his eagerness for George A. Douglas, the Democratic senior senator from Illinois, stirred up a storm by proposing a bill, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which enraged all free-soil supporters.

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All Eyes are Upon Us: Race and Politics from Boston to

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Gabriel's rebellion (1800) and Nat Turner's rebellion (1831) had the effect of scaring white southerners; more laws were passed further restricting slaves and free blacks. Distress in the cotton manufacturing districts increased greatly during the spring and summer of 1862. Records, 1861-1865, of military hospitals of the Confederate States of America consisting of correspondence, letters of recommendation, and agreements pertaining to personnel and discharge papers, reports, physical exam requests, and medical certificates related to patients at various Confederate hospitals.

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Waking Giant (American History)

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The most comprehensive effort to answer this question is the work of Claudia Goldin and Frank Lewis (1978; 1975). Even as the Southern states struggled to write new constitutions, Secretary of State William Henry Seward purchased Alaska in 1867 as a step toward the possible purchase of British Columbia. Also includes a letter to his father Samuel Tynes (1811-1879) concerning the war. Economic divergence is certainly one of the reasons for the Civil War, but neither the major one nor the only one.

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Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, an African: To Which

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He was considered the president of the South. American Antislavery Society, led by William Lloyd Garrison, is organized in Philadelphia. Confederate wounded in hospital at Gettysburg, 1863. Monroe is most famous for his 1823 Monroe Doctrine, which warned European powers to stay out of Latin American affairs. Although Sheridan's campaign was essentially over, the Southern position was not to be eliminated until a cavalry division led by General George A. As such, American social studies curricula have long been hobbled by one of the most pervasive myths in US history: that the Civil War was fought to preserve (or undermine) the spectral concept of “states’ rights.” It’s a self-delusion some use to justify neo-Confederate pride: stars-and-bars bumper stickers, or remnants of Confederate iconography woven into some of today’s state flags. “It’s about Southern pride,” they insist. “It’s about heritage”—forgetting, intentionally perhaps, that slavery and its decade-spanning echoes are very much a part of the collective American heritage.

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NYC's African Slaveowners: A Social & Material Hist.

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At one point, a Union deserter ran for cover. Letters, 1842-1869, of Alexander Randall (1803-1881) of Annapolis, Maryland, discussing the death and estate of Elizabeth Gamble Wirt (1784-1857) with Louis Malesharbes Goldsborough (1805-1877) and Elizabeth Wirt Goldsborough (d. 1885); the capture of William Wirt (d. 1899) during the Civil War and possibility of his release; a naval appointment for the son of a Maryland Unionist; and other family and personal news. A Creek Warrior for the Confederacy: The Autobiography of Chief G[eorge] W[ashington] Grayson. (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, “Civilization of the American Indian” Series, softcover edition, 1988; Cole II #371.) Greenberg, Martin H., and Charles G.

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Voices from Slavery: 100 Authentic Slave Narratives (African

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Lincoln declared that he would do everything necessary to keep the United States united as one country. New and more destructive warfare technology emerged during this time that utilized discoveries and innovations in other areas of life, like transportation. Letters and document Hopkins� imprisonment in Libby Prison in Richmond, and his wife�s efforts to secure his release. Grant and William Sherman convinced them that victory was certain.

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The Emancipation Proclamation: Combined With the Gettysburg

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February 22-27, 1864 - First Battle of Dalton. He seems like a nice guy and is a marvelous story teller. Papers of Robert Latane Montague (1819-1880) of Middlesex County, Virginia, including personal and political correspondence to and from family, friends, and politicians. The status of people who were enslaved in the West Indies and then travelled to Britain with the people who had enslaved them, raised questions over the legality of slavery in England and whether these people could be removed from the country against their will.

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