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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself,

Harriet A. Jacobs

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John Gardner of Barryville, New York, to have Haynes placed in a separate, individually marked grave. Finally in 1891, the statutes made the penalty for playing equal to the penalty for running the game. But the Movement soldiers on, we bury our dead and weep for our wounded but we don't turn back. That same day public celebrations erupt in Mississippi as the state legislature votes 84-15 to secede. Pulaski County Historical Review, 63 (Spring 2015). _____. “The Little Rock Freedmen’s Home Farm, 1862-1865.” Pulaski County Historical Review, 63 (Spring 2015): 40-46. _____. “David O.

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Slavery on the Periphery: The Kansas-Missouri Border in the

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Yet, he eventually moved in the revolutionary direction. The volume also contains poems written by Carrie and transcriptions of two letters she wrote, one to her brother Alden Tracy and one to her uncle Ezra Alden on the 1860 presidential election. Blacks also made, in the years leading up to the Civil War, the decisive contribution to the building of a mass revolutionary movement. I expected many soldiers would desert when the proclamation was issued, and I expected many who care nothing for the colored man would seize upon the proclamation as an excuse for deserting.

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Drift Toward Dissolution: The Virginia Slavery Debate of

Alison Goodyear Freehling

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Griffin (1824-1902), the organization of his brigade and duties of the various regiments, and he describes going into the trenches around Petersburg, and the anticipation of battle in the coming days. A transcription of the letter is included. Smyth County muster roll book, 1861-1865. The polarizing effect of slavery split the largest religious denominations (the Methodist, Baptist and Presbyterian churches) the worst cruelties of slavery (whippings, mutilations and families split apart) raised abolitionist attacks.

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Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in

Ira Berlin

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This lesson is divided into two parts, both accessible below. The volume was created by Daniel to serve as a companion to a map of Civil War battlefields. When slaves could leave their owners' homes and be safely within Union lines after only a few hours' journey, they were far more likely to run away. The post-war South came under the rule of the “Bourbons”, the mercantile elite of the Confederacy who shared more affinity with Northern moneyed interests than with the plantation aristocracy of the old South.

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A Collection of valuable documents: being Birney's

James Gillespie Birney

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State banks were granted national charters and allowed to issue national bank notes (these notes were separate from Greenbacks). Papers, 1824-1885, of the Cooke family of Gloucester County and Petersburg, Virginia. Lists of Families of Indigent Soldiers, ca. 1862-1865. On April 19, the Union's Sixth Massachusetts Regiment was being deployed south to Washington, D. At Sharpsburg, he wrote that “a veritable Mrs.

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Standing Soldiers, Kneeling Slaves: Race, War, and Monument

Kirk Savage

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Huffstot, Robert S. "The Battle of Arkansas Post." Some historians argue that, had the South remained within the Union, its representatives could have prevented any radical Northern plan for emancipation. The Republican party, founded in the North in 1854, was strongly anti-slavery and pro-free-labor-capitalism, with its slogan of "free labor, free land, free men." Irvin McDowell suffers a defeat at Bull Run and the Confederate Gen Thomas J. The raid on Murfreesboro was a minor irritation.

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Harriet Tubman: Myth, Memory, and History

Milton C. Sernett

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The strike lasted for 64 days and grew into one of the major civil rights events. Includes letters from other United Confederate Veterans chapters, letters from members of Camp 438, and letters from various Harrisonburg businesses. The site was host to Jefferson Davis’ government for several days in April 1865, after he evacuated Richmond. The vouchers include the names of persons to whom money was owed, the amounts, and the dates the vouchers were submitted.

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Wealth Land and Slaveholding in Mississippi: A Planter

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Carroll, Lynchburg, Virginia, to George C. Instead, opponents tried to suppress antislavery agitation by enactments of the church and the state and even by mob violence. Harris, published by the University of Chicago Press. ©2003 by the University of Chicago. Scroll down and leave a comment if you are so inclined. They promoted secular commitments to the values of the Declaration of Independence. Northern cities were crowded and boisterous, and expanding rapidly.

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The Reconstruction Justice of Salmon P. Chase: In Re Turner

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[1] The broadest and most prevalent error requires the most disinterested virtue to sustain it. As they fought the weight of Northern opinion, political leaders of the South, the professional classes and most of the clergy now no longer apologized for slavery but championed it. You can still see the earthworks along the route of the Overland Campaign where Grant earned his reputation as a butcher, where men would fall dead or lie maimed in unfathomable thousands, in a conflict where single battles or campaigns towered over American casualties in years of war in our time.

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Shaping the New World: African Slavery in the Americas,

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The Journal of the Fort Smith Historical Society, 22 (September 1998): 2-12. Reynolds points out that "Normally, Puritanism does not factor in histories of the Civil War. Courts Martial Book, Military District of Alexandria, 1864-1865. Sheridan, so excited by the imminent victory, rode along the lines waving his hat and shouting. But a closer look at the votes in the case suggest that this was not at heart a humanitarian issue. A paper focusing on intergroup cooperation in these movements would no doubt deal with a number of issues and data which we neglect.

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