Slavery, Capitalism and Politics in the Antebellum Republic:

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Harper's Weekly was the most popular illustrated newspaper of the day. (Scroll Down to See Entire Page, or Newspaper Thumbnails below will take you to a specific page of interest) WE illustrate on the preceding page THE ENTHUSIASTIC RECEPTION OF GENERAL McCLELLAN AT FREDERICK, MARYLAND, when he had driven the rebels from the place. The Committee shall establish its own rules of procedure, but these rules shall provide, inter alia, that: (a) Twelve members shall constitute a quorum; (b) Decisions of the Committee shall be made by a majority vote of the members present. 1.

The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano:

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Given the Constitution’s restrictions, what did opponents of slavery think could be done? Given these equivocal gains, and the immense toll in blood and treasure, he asks: "Was the war worth it? It is certain that a dissolution [secession of the State of New York from the Union] cannot be peacefully accomplished except by the consent of the [Republican New York] Legislature itself.. .. [and] it is not probable that a partisan [Republican] majority will consent to a separation.. .. [So] why should not New York City, instead of supporting by her contributions in revenue two-thirds of the expenses of the United States, become also equally independent [i.e., secede]?. ..

A voice from Harper's Ferry: The unfinished revolution

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Hooker did a magnificent job reinvigorating the army, but in the field he proved no match for Lee and Jackson. Lincoln went on to debate Douglas on the "popular sovereignty" controversy. Recruiting Officer records, 1861, of the Provisional Army of Virginia containing vouchers, accounts current, receipts, financial statements, correspondence, abstracts, returns, and musters of recruits. The soldiers of the First South Carolina were only the first of tens of thousands of former slaves who fought for the Union cause.

Three Years in Europe: Or, Places I Have Seen and People I

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Frémont deployed artillery on the high bluffs to harass the Confederate forces. Johnson, stationed with his regiment in Virginia, to his wife Eliza in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, describing camp life and the 1st battle of Bull Run. Crook naturally places US-British relations at the center of his account, focusing on the three crises when UK and/or French intervention against the Union was threatened: the Trent affair of late 1861-1862; the push for intervention by Lord Russell and Gladstone after Antietam in October-November 1862; and the mid-1863 Laird rams/Polish rebellion flare-up (which Howard Jones, by contrast, omits from consideration).

The Long, Lingering Shadow: Slavery, Race, and Law in the

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May God, in his mercy, superintend the solution.20 Nine days later, Mr. Much of the most rigorous wartime dissent was voiced beyond the boundaries of normal political discourse. I knew it would help our cause in Europe, and I trusted in God and did it.”17 President Lincoln had thought deeply about the potential implications of the Emancipation Proclamation. Arkansas Valley Historical Papers, No. 24 (March 1962): 1-12. PARAGRAPH TOPIC 1 Introduction—Describe America pre-Civil War and why slavery is such a big issue ...

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

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I’ve always maintained that that theory is just that–a theory. Pea Ridge: Civil War Campaign in the West. He eventually destroyed the Bank in the 1830s by withholding all federal gold and silver deposits and putting them in smaller banks instead. When the war began, the north, with its large factories and well-established companies, generated a great deal of the country’s business. Review of the Civil War - A brief review of figures and ideas leading up to, during and at the close of the American Civil War.

The Final Victims: Foreign Slave Trade to North America,

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But as it is, we have the wolf by the ears, and we can neither hold him, nor safely let him go. Religious organizations like The Society of Friends founded by the Quakers, were actively campaigning for the abolition of slavery and had effectively forced emancipation on a gradual basis in all the northern states by 1804. She stole a set of plans for the ship that the engineer had brought home to work on and fled North. As in Kentucky, pro-Union and pro-Confederate governments were established, the latter run in exile by Governor Claiborne F.

Masterful Women: Slaveholding Widows from the American

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Robert Lamb Civil War letters, 1863 Two letters by Lamb, a corporal in Corcoran’s Irish Legion, comprised of various New York regiments, with the Union Army in Virginia, to his brother and sister in New York. These letters are not filed by applicant surname, but are instead titled �lists of exempted justices,� and are filed at the front of each folder. Maps of each ward are included for the majority of the wards though not all. Since most slaves were brought in by British ships, and virtually all were purchased from the British on the coast of Africa, a ban on the trade was an important part of the colonists' general policy not to trade with Britain.

For the Vast Future Also: Essays from the Journal of the

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Company used the form filled out by Confederate army units. Douglas had written the act in an effort to slow or halt the sectarianism over slavery's extension, but the Kansas-Nebraska Act merely increased the flames, and was attacked by free-soilers and abolitionists as a capitulation to those who supported slavery. A Fordham University site with primary-source links under headings such as " Civil War", "Conflict over Slavery", and "Reconstruction and Jim . Papers, 1848-1907, of William Henry Ruffner (1824-1908) of Lexington, Virginia, consisting of abstracts, articles, clippings, legislative bills, biographies, circular letters, diaries, letters, lists, minutes, notes, receipts, and testimonials regarding education in Virginia.

Secret Lives of the Underground Railroad in New York City:

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It failed to solve the economic disasters engulfing the South after the Civil War. Her 1864 letters written from Philadelphia to her husband at sea concern his return home on furlough; news of the wounding of a friend; the capture of Atlanta, Georgia; scandal surrounding Surgeon General William A. Many slave owners might have been unwilling even to discuss such a plan, but there are good reasons to believe that many others would have welcomed it, for various reasons.