Category: Abolition

Abolition

The Rescue of Joshua Glover: A Fugitive Slave, the

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Letters were written while he was commanding his brigade at Liberty Mills in Orange County, Virginia, and near Petersburg. Roster and record book, 1861-1864, of Company B (Waynesboro Guard) of the 52nd Virginia Infantry. The power of her celebrity and influence made other social reform groups appeal for her support. Prince Albert, the consort of Britain's Queen Victoria, although deathly ill with typhoid, intervened from his sickbed to soften the ultimatum, which he felt was too belligerent.
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Fugitive Slaves and the Underground Railroad in the Kentucky

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Confederate representatives Mason and Slidell were on board the British vessel. Although nothing justifies the myriad crimes committed by state forces then and since, facts ignored by most media and government accounts suggest that responsibility for the horrors in Syria is widely shared. In October 1863, Brigham Young said, I care for the North and the South and if I had sufficient power with the Lord, I would save every innocent man, woman and child from being slaughtered in this unnatural and almost universal destruction of life and property.. ..
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Diary of a Christian Soldier: Rufus Kinsley and the Civil

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For Northern Democrats, this is what caused the crisis; the Republicans were to blame for trying to get around the Constitution. According to some firsthand accounts of Union hospitals in Virginia and elsewhere, the dead were given proper burials, which included religious services, the use of a coffin, a military escort from the hospital, the firing of arms, and an individual headboard with information about the deceased. Sutherland, Daniel E. "Guerrillas: The Real War in Arkansas."
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Inheriting the Trade: A Northern Family Confronts Its Legacy

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Early in 1865, both sides in Texas agreed to a gentlemen's agreement that there was no point to further hostilities. Stories concern blacksmiths, cars, churches, the Civil War, courtship, farms, ghosts, Halloween, home remedies, mills, moonshining, schools, stores, undertakers, and weather. The voices of Northern abolitionists, such as Boston editor and publisher William Lloyd Garrison, became increasingly violent. An active and ardent abolitionist, Greeley would leave his mark on the Civil War with fountain pen and a word press.
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A Common-sense, matter-of-fact examination and discussion of

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It is also a terminus of the Underground Railroad. 1844: The earliest representation of the Underground Railroad as an actual train appears, in an abolitionist newspaper in Illinois, the Western Citizen. Although the home officially closed in 1941, the ledger lists expenses from April, 1935 until June, 1950. Goodwin (d. 1864) was wounded in the fight. On July 4, the army of the Confederates in Vicksburg surrenders to the Union Army, after being under siege for six weeks.
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Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign

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A young teacher and writer, Charlotte Forten (later Grimke) was a member of a well-educated family of well-to-do, free blacks in Philadelphia who were active in the abolitionist movement. Abolitionists were particularly active in Ohio, where some worked directly in the Underground Railroad. Part of the proceeds from any book purchased from Amazon through the CCWRT website are returned to the CCWRT to support its education and preservation programs.)
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Through the Codes Darkly: Slave Law and Civil Law in

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For example, there are both original muster rolls and rosters compiled as per the Acts of the General Assembly in 1884 and 1900. Her remarkable life journey is chronicled in a recent documentary, Free Angela and All Political Prisoners, directed by Shola Lynch. VIII. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1957; 1970 printing.) Cowles, Capt. These states seceded not to defend abstract principles like states’ rights or “freedom,” but to preserve the brutal system of human slavery.
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'Logical' Luther Lee and the Methodist War Against Slavery

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She said that some historians see abolitionists as “fanatical, unreasonable and extreme” and that some have gone as far as to equivocate them to “terrorists” or “meddlesome outsiders.” Sinha explained that this demonization of abolitionists began around the turn of the 20th century, when lynchings, disenfranchisement of freed slaves and debt peonage made a “mockery of black freedom.” It wasn’t until the 1960s that these figures were seen as “freedom fighters.” She quoted W.
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Mutiny on the Amistad: The Saga of a Slave Revolt and Its

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First of all it should be understood that it is not a Tapestry in the full sense of the word. Rockefeller was unable to answer the call of the bugle, however. The war ripped apart the young country and turned brother against brother. At last, the question of women's status in society had become an issue upon which much attention was focused. One of the first postwar national cemeteries was established on the grounds of Andersonville, a site that held profound symbolic meaning for Northerners who, by the end of the war, were outraged by the treatment of federal soldiers there.
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An Essay on Slavery and Abolitionism: With reference to the

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Many Whigs, including Abraham Lincoln, switched to the Republican Party. A feeling of pride swept through the south and many thought the war was over. After the Confederate River Defense Fleet, commanded by Capt. Born in a slate state and raised in deeply racist southern Indiana, he could hardly have escaped the all-present notions of racial inequality which in the nineteenth century prevailed not only in the United States but throughout the world. It was crowded and in “terrible condition,” and filled with people suffering from typhoid fever and sore throats.