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Voices of Emancipation: Understanding Slavery, the Civil

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I did not think that the people had been quite educated up to it, and I feared its effects upon the border states. Often their rations and clothing were sold on the black market--sometimes to the Southerners--by greedy supply officers. I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me." [35] The Emancipation Proclamation, announced in September 1862 and put into effect four months later, greatly reduced the Confederacy's hope of getting aid from Britain or France.

Defending Slavery ,Proslavery Thought in the Old South A

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Skinner, “Civil War’s Aftermath: Reconstruction, Abolition, and Polygamy,” in Civil War Saints, ed. Perhaps one indirect benefit of comparing these three movements is to make our own period of history a little more intelligible, though this is a comment on neither the morality nor strategic value of these developments. Includes booklets, circulars, correspondence, orders, reports, and rosters. The pro-slavery South detested California's admission, because the state had a large population that would give anti-slavery elements in Congress significant numeric support.

The Mind of the Master Class: History and Faith in the

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First of all it should be understood that it is not a Tapestry in the full sense of the word. The Confederate government issued over $150 million in bonds, none of which was ever repaid. Nobody was killed in the battle, though two Union soldiers did die from an accidental explosion during the surrender ceremonies. Berg, Richard. "Battles in the West: Wilson's Creek to Pea Ridge." Rochester, Indiana: Christian Book Press; Gray, Ralph D. (1995). Letter, 31 August 1889, from Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) of Beauvoir, Mississippi, to Major Walker Taylor of Kentucky, requesting Walker�s recollections on a plan to capture Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) during the Civil War, which Davis declined to entertain for fear Lincoln would be killed rather than kidnapped, to help disprove the accusations that Davis was involved in assassination attempts on Lincoln.

The Political Economy of Slavery: Studies in the Economy and

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Indeed, in 1850 there were only 347,525 slaveholders in a total white population of about 6,000,000 in the slave states. Initially the Northern goal in the war was the speedy restoration of the Union under the Constitution and the laws of 1861, all of which recognized the legitimacy of slavery. Smith. "Confederate 'Spy' - Elizabeth Garner Humphry." The Civil War Trust and its partners have preserved more than 36,000 acres of battlefield land. Lincoln’s opposition to slavery was constrained by the Constitution but his interpretation of his constitutional responsibilities also allowed him to act. “What, then, caused Abraham Lincoln, the nationalist, the narrowly focused, almost obsessive defender of the Union during the war’s first two years, to broaden his vision and become at last the Great Emancipator?” asked historian Kenneth M.

Personal memoir of Daniel Drayton, for four years and four

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With 40% of the South now black, and with black/white ratios on larger plantations exceeding 10 to 1, the fear of a slave revolt was a serious concern. Beauregard�s (1818-1893) assessment of William T. On the leading subject of this letter, I hope more of her sympathy than I have of yours.22 Clearly, Mr. Another list provides the names of Confederate soldiers who died in a railroad accident near Shohola, Pennsylvania. Robert Anderson commanded a small North garrison on an island in the middle of Charleston Harbor surrounded now by hostile forces.

Before Haiti: Race and Citizenship in French Saint-Domingue

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In December of 1863, the secretary of war gave the Union League Club permission to raise a black regiment. While many abolitionists based their activism on the belief that slaveholding was a sin, others were more inclined to the non-religious “free-labor” argument, which held that slaveholding was regressive, inefficient and made little economic sense. New York Divided: Slavery and the Civil War explores the city’s complex economic ties to slavery as well as the rise of a vibrant abolitionist movement.

From Bondage to Contract: Wage Labor, Marriage, and the

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Surovic, Arthur F. "Union Assault on Arkansas Post." Very few were willing to do so to free the slaves or maintain the plantations� labor supply.   I have read a few Yankee Civil War diaries and NONE said they were fighting to free the slaves. Phillips County Historical Quarterly 11 (June 1973): 1-10. _____, ed. "'This Old Book': The Civil War Diary of Mrs. While manumission was not unspeakable, its hour never seemed at hand, and the South was unwilling to wait and give it a chance.

Slave Country: American Expansion and the Origins of the

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Letters also contain information concerning the prisoners' medical condition and care, rank and unit, point of capture, period of captivity, and family members. Of the disposable portion of goods, and of reduction CHAPTER VI. Confederate fortunes did not rise again until summer when Gen. Founding of the Institute for Colored Youth, which later became Cheyney University, one of the earliest historically black colleges in the United States. Emancipated slaves fought in several key battles in the last two years of the war.

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: An Autobiographical

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McDowell’s ambitious plan for a surprise flank attack against the Confederate left was not well executed by his inexperienced officers and men. Two issues of the Montgomery Daily Advertiser, 18 and 19 April 1865, have been transferred to the Virginia Newspaper Project. Also included is a photograph of Farinholt and typescripts of the letters. Garfield is the only minister and the only member of the U. David Walker of Boston publishes his fiery denunciation of slavery and racism, Walker's Appeal in Four Articles.

Address to abolitionists.

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It consisted of 34,000 men, made up of the IV Corps under Maj. Part of the reason for the drop in their industriousness was the South's ill-advised self-imposed cotton embargo. In, Baum took part in the pivotal election of 1896, marching in “torch-light parades for William Jennings Bryan.” consolidated all the farmers’ hopes in a campaign basket of “free coinage of silver.” Even in defeat, he brought the hopeless plight of the little man into national consciousness. in defeat maintained control over the Midwestern base of the Democratic Party, and spoke out against US policies toward the newly acquired colonies of prairies, with Uncle Henry, who was a farmer, and Aunt Em, who was the farmer’s wife.

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