Category: Abolition

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Domesticating Slavery: The Master Class in Georgia and South

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Southern Historical Society Papers, XXIV (1896), 197-200. The two armies suffered between 46,000 and 51,000 casualties. In your view, which form of argumentation is more effective? The only legal betting that occurred was in three states which allowed horse racing, but even that number shrank in the ensuing years. 21 The feelings against gambling ran so strong that Arizona and New Mexico were forced to outlaw casinos to gain statehood. 22 However, the prohibition did not stop gambling.
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The Slave Power: Its Character, Career and Probable Designs

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Governor Morton had called up the state militia as soon as Morgan's intention to cross into the state was known and at least 60,000 men of all ages offered their assistance to repel Morgan's Raid. As soon as the Confederate infantry crossed, the Union position could be flanked by a column moving along the river. Albin Schoepf 's troops from Somerset to join him. Another area where the line between truth and myth is blurred is on specific block patterns with names like Lincoln's Platform, Sherman's March, Birds in the Air and Evening Star.
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Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson (American

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On April 2, Lee evacuated Richmond, the Confederate capital, and headed west to join with other forces. Records, 1864, of Company A, 2nd Virginia Cavalry consisting of a roster of Company A; and a morning report, 1864, for Company A, filled out by Lieutenant R. Letter, 29 January 1863, from Frank Wise to his sister Jeannie, describes the weather and prices for goods in Richmond; and letter, 5 July 1866, from Alice?, to her mother, describes the construction of schools by the Federal government and gossip in Richmond society, including a party held at Elizabeth Van Lew�s.
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Growing Up Abolitionist: The Story of the Garrison Children

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By the end of the period, it is claimed that it was mostly the lower classes who were attending them. Many Confederates froze to death.d While General Robert E. President Lincoln believed an attack on a smaller Confederate unit would boost morale and clear a path to Richmond, where he hoped to capture the Confederate capital. The tariff was not a powerful political issue in the critical decade leading up to the war. Includes information on his health, a cavalry raid into Pennsylvania, and the battle of Gettysburg.
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The River Flows On: Black Resistance, Culture, and Identity

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I love hiking, and this is one of the only places I've ever lived where you can be outside every day of the year. Thompson's few troops, camped outside Memphis, and Montgomery's fleet were the only force available to meet the Union naval threat to the city. An attempt to outflank Lee from the south failed under Butler, who was trapped inside the Bermuda Hundred river bend. These women found time for political activism in between managing households, raising children, and working.
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The Crusade against Slavery: 1830-1860

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The Union occupation of New Orleans was an event that had major international significance. Although the Confederacy did not create its civilian and military power structure until just before the war began, the Union did have several such agents in the Confederate capital by the first year of the war. Va., the South's troops were met by 3,000 federal troops under the general command of Maj. Indeed, after Reconstruction ended, black Americans gradually lost all the rights they had gained during Reconstruction.
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Frederick Douglass and the Fourth of July

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She discusses her domestic life as a homemaker, from spinning and sewing to farming. Chandler (1837-d. by 1880) of Middlesex County, Virginia, sending general war news and personal news. A rifled barrel spins the bullet and thus makes it fly straighter — think of the spiral on a football — but older rifles had to be loaded by slowly stuffing the bullet through the grooves of the barrel, which was not practical for someone in the heat of battle.
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Slave Revolts (Greenwood Guides to Historic Events

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Army Major Robert Anderson abandoned the indefensible Fort Moultrie and secretly relocated the 85 men under his command to Fort Sumter. At least 120 persons, including children, are killed and $2 million in damage caused, until Union soldiers returning from Gettysburg restore order. Under the impulse of that occasion, nearly half the states adopted systems of emancipation at once; and it is a significant fact, that not a single state has done the like since.
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Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth

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If a soldier was wounded in the torso, throat, or head there was little surgeons could do. Letter, 15 November 1861, from Jacob Matheny, Camp Barton, Virginia, to his brother Levi Matheny, concerning camp life, health, and family news. The articles are a well researched, and there are features that focus on the life and times aspect of the War. As a consequence, it was usually cheaper for plantation owners to import food from the North or upper South than to purchase it from white farmers in the same region.
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An Abolitionist in the Appalachian South: Ezekiel Birdseye

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The Confederates advanced at 4:15 am on March 25th, 150 years ago today. Georgia similarly invoked the 1860 Republican victory as a cause for secession, explaining: A brief history of the rise, progress, and policy of anti-slavery and the political organization into whose hands the administration of the federal government has been committed [i.e., the Republican Party] will fully justify the pronounced verdict of the people of Georgia [in favor of secession]. Although Union losses were high and the victory did not contribute to the capture of Vicksburg, it did eliminate one more impediment to Union shipping on the Mississippi.