Category: Abolition

Abolition

Historical Dictionary of the Jacksonian Era and Manifest

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It came in the form of a series of Enforcement Acts, which forbade discrimination toward voters and outlawed fraud, bribery, intimidation, or conspiracies that prevented citizens from exercising their constitutional rights. I submit that the preservation of the institution of slavery is not a good reason, and the fact that it was attempted for economic or socioeconomic reasons does not make it a better reason. In the spring of 1865, the Confederate Congress, influenced by the public support by General Lee, approved the recruitment of black infantry units.
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Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering

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Includes correspondence, 6 June 1860, regarding a proposed meeting of the cavalry in Richmond; exemption certificate, 18 November 1864, from military service; commission, 4 November 1865, of Todd as 1st lieutenant for King and Queen County militia; and correspondence, 4 November 1865, from David Strother, Adjutant General of Virginia, regarding Todd�s commission. Through the Howling Wilderness: The 1864 Red River Campaign and Union Failure in the West. ( Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2006.) Jones, John B[eauchamp].
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Time on the Cross

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Letter, 3 September 1863, from Charles S. A vicious system of tenant farming and low wage jobs exploited Black farm laborers and caused them to want to escape to jobs in the north. Even Abraham Lincoln understood the impact of Stowe's work: According to legend, he told her at a meeting in 1862 "So you're the little woman who wrote the book that started this Great War!" McLaughlen arrived at Stedman without knowing it had changed hands and was forced to surrender his sword to Gordon.
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Slave Laws in Virginia (Studies in the Legal History of the

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In the remaining new states, where slavery was central to the economy, opposition to the trade was economic and political, but not essentially moral. Similar sources of friction along racial lines have also been evident in the civil rights movement. Forrest, Wilson skillfully continued his march and eventually defeated him in a running battle at Ebenezer Church, on April 1. My work requires me to drive around and visit county clerks' offices and very small historical societies, which may only be open one day a week.
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Root and Branch: African Americans in New York and East

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Yet minority group activists are working for their own liberation and the community with which they are politically, culturally, and personally identified. During this lesson, students will derive factual information about one of Chicago's roles in the Civil War by studying photographs of Camp Douglas. Frederick Kaufman et als (1877-1882), regarding Arlington Estate, the Lee family home. There were now five archbishoprics (New York, Baltimore, New Orleans, Cincinnati, and St.
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Revelations: American History, American Myths

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To join those, the South had hundreds of graduates from military schools such as the Virginia Military Institute and The Citadel, who could teach recruits the basics in drill, tactics, and soldierly comportment. They are today having a stage erected in one of her parlors.” Fisher, like many mothers with sons in the war, felt the need to help in such fundraisers as the Fair. “To think after all those dreadful battles the poor soldiers will need all the aid that they can bestow upon them.” She donated her time in these fundraisers in an effort to help those fighting, including her own son.
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Thoughts on the abolition of the slave trade, and

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Both the Lincoln and the Davis administrations ran their respective war efforts well. Haitian Independence Day is celebrated throughout northern free black communities. Wilberforce has consistently been remembered as a good man who was highly esteemed in his time and won the admiration even of his opponents. William Mahone (1826-1895), written by J. The mid-1960s in Mississippi were filled with racial violence and turmoil.
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The Door of No Return: The History of Cape Coast Castle and

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The two armies met in the Battle of Gettysburg. where they fought a three-day battle (July 1-3, 1863) and the total casualties on both sides probably exceeded 50,000 men. Northern Union army soldier survivor upon his release from Georgia's Andersonville prison in May, 1865 The final toll of the war was grotesquely tragic. They had weekly meetings, at which they discussed what to do for the soldiers away from home. More importantly, Lewis gave a pessimistic assessment of Britain's ability to compel the North to accept an armistice or develop a workable solution that both sides would accept.
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A Peculiar Humanism: The Judicial Advocacy of Slavery in

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A penetrating examination of the failure of Confederate command in the West. The first black woman to take the public stage for the American Anti-Slavery Society was Sojourner Truth. The government, she reported, “supplied the men with jobs and pay, but the women and children were suffering to the greatest degree.” They slept in tents and sheds throughout the cold months and were provided with little food and meat. “Some effort must be done to afford them relief,” she commented, and observed that the contraband hospital was just as indigent.
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Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the

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There is also substantial information on the daily life--social, educational, political, and religious--of farmers and planters in the eastern half of North Carolina, especially in the ante-bellum period. If your local library does not have these resources, they may be able to borrow them via Interlibrary Loan. Here we focus on inspirational forms of communication -- including speeches, letters or historical events related to the abolition of slavery in the United States.