The Emancipation Proclamation

John Hope Franklin

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Ever since the 1870’s, the Court had been eviscerating the congressional legislation and constitutional amendments that had been established at the height of Reconstruction to protect some of the basic citizenship rights of black people. 1954 was a new time and more than tears and words were needed. Lincoln wrote Kentuckian George Robertson: You are not a friend of slavery in the abstract. In 1860 the state was equally divided between secessionist and pro-Union.

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

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Intellectual debate is much more difficult than emotional self righteousness. He was assassinated in 1965 while giving a speech at the Audubon ballroom in upper Harlem. The Constitution and the Bill of Rights promises everybody civil rights. How that experiment fared in its great crisis -- regardless of what happened -- would eventually matter to people everywhere. Bills to abolish slavery were introduced in the General Assembly in 1796 and '97.

The Underground Railroad in DeKalb County, Illinois

Nancy M. Beasley

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This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. The Revolution brought freedom to slaves who joined the armies or escaped in the chaos of war. Gray Raiders of the Sea How Eight Confederate Warships Destroyed the Union’s High Seas Commerce. This represented 25% of the Federal force and 31% of the Confederate. After the surrender of New Orleans, the flotilla ascended the Mississippi and bombarded Vicksburg, Mississippi, enabling Farragut's fleet to run past the city.

Death or Liberty: African Americans and Revolutionary

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He notes that many successful runs took place during the first year of the war, “before the cordon tightened.” (Crook 174) Many successful runs counted by Price were actually coastwise traders bound for other parts of the Confederacy. “More realistic,” Crook sums up, “would be an attempt to compare wartime clearances with pre-war figures.” (Crook 174) Using Price’s figures for South Carolina, Crook suggests that the blockade may have cut the number of ships leaving the ports of that state by one half during the first year of the war, and by almost two thirds over 1862-1865.

Families in Crisis in the Old South: Divorce, Slavery, and

Loren Schweninger

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But I think that private prisons are not the only indication of the thoroughgoing corporatization of punishment. Free civil war quilt patterns and quilt blocks: Evans, Clarence. "Memoirs, Letters, and Diary Entries of German Settlers in Northwest Arkansas, 1853-1863." The vast majority of white Southerners viewed all anti-slavery attitudes as dangerous threats to the stability of their society. (Those few Southerners who opposed slavery were intimidated into silence by law and custom.) They argued that slavery was protected in the Constitution as a form of property.

The End of Days: African American Religion and Politics in

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The achievement of freedom is thus dated from 1 August 1838. Thomas Ranson letters, 1894-1909, concern the genealogies of the Ranson, Ransom, Baldwin, Briscoe, and Morgan families of Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, New York, and West Virginia, as well as other states; and the Confederate military service of Thomas Ranson, Ambrose R. The Valley Campaign of Early saw battles at Monocacy Junction (July 9, 1864), Fort Stevens (June 11�12, 1864), Cool Spring (June 17�18, 1864), Rutherford's Farm (July 20, 1864), Kernstown (July 24, 1864), Folck's Mill (August 1, 1864) and Moorefield (August 7, 1864) July 1, 1864 - Internal Revenue Act.

Fanatical Schemes: Proslavery Rhetoric and the Tragedy of

Patricia Roberts-Miller

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Abraham Lincoln is laid to rest in Oak Ridge Cemetery, outside Springfield, Illinois. Brown to his father describing the aftermath of the First Battle of Manassas or Bull Run. Diehard Whigs from the border states, formed into the Constitutional Union Party, nominated John C. Twenty-two of the letters are written to or by soldiers while they served in the American Civil War. Letter, 13 May 1865, from William Henry Shelton, 1st New York Light Artillery, near Alexandria, Virginia.

Levi Coffin, Quaker: Breaking the Bonds of Slavery in Ohio

Mary Ann Yannessa

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On November 8, Abraham Lincoln is re-elected for the second time as the President of the United States. The Civil War lasted four years, with a combined total of at least 620,000 dead from combat and disease. Topics include the poor quality of food, his health, requesting and receiving provisions from her, his treatment, chances for his release, and homesickness. Your True Marcus: The Civil War Letters of a Jewish Colonel. (Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1986).

Slavery in Florida: Territorial Days to Emancipation

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Denmark Vesey, a free black, organizes an unsuccessful slave uprising in Charleston, SC. Virginia declares that laws prohibiting inter-racial marriage are unconstitutional. In addition to her espionage activities, Van Lew also acted as a nurse to Union prisoners in Libby Prison. Donations benefit the David Ruggles Center. Muster and payrolls, 1861-1864, the 31st Virginia Infantry consisting of musters and payrolls for for Companies A (28 February-30 April 1862, 30 April-31 August 1862, 31 October-31 December 1862); C (31 October-31 December 1861); E (31 December 1861-28 February 1862); F (31 October-31 December 1863); G (31 October-31 December 1861, 1 March-30 April 1862, 31 October-31 December 1862, 30 April-31 August 1863); H (31 December 1862-28 February 1863); I (31 August-31 October 1861, 31 December 1862-28 February 1863); and K (30 April-31 August 1862) containing name, rank, enlistment, whether present, remarks, and payroll information.

Slavery's Ghost: The Problem of Freedom in the Age of

Walter Johnson, Richard Follett

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Causes of the Civil War: Two Regions on Separate Paths The widening of the gap between slave and free states was symbolic of the changes occurring in each region. Lincoln's proclamation will nerve them to still greater exertions than they have yet made, and that they will forthwith take measures to place their slaves out of reach of our troops. We have thousands of wounded and I am working night and day - cooking, feeding, dressing wounds, taking messages of dying, and praying with them," Gilson noted on May 5.