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John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery,

David S. Reynolds

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In truth, both regions remained devoted to tradition and localism throughout the war. The autobiography consists of an outline, in addition to four working copies of a chapter concerning the activities of his father, Robert Lewis Dabney, during the Civil War. Nearly half of President Washington’s farewell address covered the important issue of unity, the United States of America. The state Republican Party changed its name to the Union Party in attempt to avoid the stigma of being identified as pro abolitionism.

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Twelve Years a Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup, a

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Subjects include his receiving consent from his father to join the Army, being injured by a horse, rumors of Union raids near home, participation in various battles, and mail deliveries. An Historical Sketch of the 56th Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Great Civil War from 1861 to 1866. (Columbus, OH: Lawrence Printers, 1899). Seeing the fire, the Confederates began firing on the steamboats, barges, and warehouses to prevent the Federals from putting out the fire.

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Nat Turner

Kyle Baker

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Much of this information is difficult to substantiate or place in perspective and context due to the lack of supporting documents. But it can not be repealed until the rebellion is successful, either by arms or by diplomacy. Events in the 1850s would give the abolitionists a new audience for their ideas and lead to the emergence of a mass movement against slavery. Just like Harrison, Zachery Taylor had been aggressively pursuing the Presidency.

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Festivals of Freedom: Memory and Meaning in African American

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He turned north in the direction of Resaca, Georgia, and joined with Joseph Wheeler 's cavalry, which had been previously raiding in Tennessee. The National Equal Rights League convenes in Syracuse, New York. In May 1861, Lincoln enacted the Union blockade of all Southern ports, ending most international shipments to the Confederacy. Abraham Lincoln died the next morning (April 15) at 7:22 a.m. in the Petersen Boarding House. It is hardly fair for you to assume, that I have no interest in a thing which has, and continually exercises, the power of making me miserable.

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America's Great Debate: Henry Clay, Stephen A. Douglas, and

Fergus M. Bordewich

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He writes about his own welfare, and mentions that he expects to be sent to Georgia with others. Unable to break the blockade by force, the Confederacy countered with a handful of mostly English-built commerce raiders, including the C. Papers include letters from Major General Andrew A. Rodney led the faction that was in favor of ending slave importation into the colony. Both sides begin to send settlers into the areas in an effort to influence the future status of these areas.

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The Voyage of the Slave Ship Hare: A Journey into Captivity

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Accession Local Government Records, Roanoke County. 5 leaves and 62 pages. Schofield 's force quickly withdrew from Pulaski to Columbia, arriving on November 24, just ahead of Nathan Bedford Forrest 's Rebel cavalry. The growth of an urbanized market society in the North produced more than just a legislative program of political economy that Southerners strongly resisted. The San Jacinto met with acclaim when it landed in Boston on November 23 to deposit the Confederate prisoners at Fort Warren.

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Rearing Wolves to Our Own Destruction: Slavery in Richmond

Midori Takagi

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Governor Thomas Overton Moore appoints Brig. Civil War Times Illustrated, 30 (May/June 1991): 16-17, 58-59. Neither, Confederates believed, would Europeans tolerate interference in their North American commerce. The VI Corps resumed its advance and began driving back the Confederate right flank, but the VI and XIX Corps were slowly moving apart from each other and a gap appeared between them. He calls slavery "contrary to the laws of God and the rights of man."

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The Meaning of Freedom: Economics, Politics, and Culture

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They provided much of the food and clothing that enabled the refugees to survive. Records, 1837-1869, of the Virginia Central Railroad Company and its predecessor, the Louisa Railroad Company. Personal property tax is paid mainly on horses and slaves. Surrounded by acres of apple trees, her rambling and dignified home, Orchard House, became the setting for her novel, Little Women, written from May to July 1868. Jackson's division had been retreating down the Valley to cover the flank of Joseph E.

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Family Bonds: Free Blacks and Re-enslavement Law in

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Infant mortality hovered around 200 per 1,000 live births, and roughly 10 percent of individuals between one year and twenty-one years died from a wide range of causes. After the massacre, some tribal members decided to join the Dog Soldiers, a group of Cheyenne who decided there could be no successful negotiations with the white men and were waging war against them. Drawing from pro-slavery Whigs who could not join the Republicans and pro-Union Southern Democrats, Bell did well throughout the South but managed to win only in Tennessee and Kentucky.

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Runaway Slave Advertisements [4 volumes]: Set. A Documentary

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Clippings from the �Springfield Homestead� and the �Springfield Sunday Republican� provide details on the history of the A. Thousands of Native Americans died on the “Trail of Tears” to their new and unwanted home. It now appeared that the Union forces were preparing to turn the Confederate left. Diary also contains references to families from Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Virginia, such as Chrisman, Hunt, Sperry, Van Lear, and Warden.

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