Abolition

Back of the Big House: The Architecture of Plantation

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Lincoln notified South Carolina Governor Francis W. Confederate Slave Impressment in the Upper South. Colored Infantry, at Fort Lincoln],” between 1863 and 1866. If you find in what he or she says about such doctrines the least hint of unorthodoxy, as inevitably you will, then you may rest assured that you are being asked to give up not only the plain meaning of Scripture, but also the entire trust in the Bible that made the country into such a great Christian civilization." [p. 50] Obviously, this way of looking at things was highly influenced by Enlightenment confidence and its marriage to Christianity, which Noll is quick to point out manifested itself in arguments from both sides.

Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the

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The Grandfather Clause was a statute enacted by many American southern states in the wake of Reconstruction (1865-1877) that allowed potential white voters to circumvent literacy tests, poll taxes, and other tactics designed to disenfranchise southern blacks. Rockingham County notes, no date, collected by George Warren Chappelear (1889-1944) of Rockingham County, Virginia, consisting mainly of transcripts and abstracts of documents relating to the history of Rockingham County and Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Slavery's Capitalism: A New History of American Economic

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He ordered the fort shelled on April 12, 1861; the honor of firing the first gun went to an ardent secessionist from Virginia, 66-year-old Edmund Ruffin. Many of these freed slaves remained in the South, finding refuge behind Union lines, while others fled to the North. Lincoln preferred to emancipate the slaves gradually by compensating their owners with federal funds. As he suffers in pain the song ends with a ray of hope in his belief that he will soon be saved, healed and sent home to see his mother once again.

Dred Scott and the Dangers of a Political Court

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Draper in his History of the American Civil War (1868–70), and former Senator Henry Wilson in his History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power (1872–77) all insisted that the war had been caused by the wicked ambitions of a “slave power” conspiracy to subvert American republican virtue. The Battle of Wilson’s Creek. (N.p.: Eastern National Park & Monument Association, “National Park Service Civil War Series”, 2001.) Phisterer, Frederick. Furthermore, Lincoln’s legal basis for the unprecedented maneuver of creating laws regarding the status of Southern slaves without Congressional approval, is rooted in his war-time powers as vested to the President in the Constitution.

Charles Follen's Search for Nationality and Freedom: Germany

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A clash between pro-South civilians and Union troops in Maryland's largest city resulted in what is commonly accepted to be the first bloodshed of the Civil War. Letters, 27 January and 2 March 1865, from Timothy O'Sullivan of Company K, 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery, at Petersburg, Virginia, to his mother and sister in New Haven County, Connecticut, concerning his efforts to get a furlough, his request for items to be sent to him, and his pay.

University, Court, and Slave: Pro-Slavery Thought in

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Of interest are Forrest�s reactions to French society�s morals and mores, and the maneuverings of the Confederate representatives to gain permission to sail. In a society that offered little opportunity to women seeking employment, Louisa was determined to make her own way. The philatelic market regards as far more valuable the stamps placed on envelopes that were actually used during the war. Similar backing increased leading up to the Civil War.

Sojourner Truth's America

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Suddenly aware of the threat of a protracted war and the army’s need for organization and training, Lincoln replaced McDowell with General George B. The Civil War ended on April 9, 1865 when General Robert E. All these pressures forced Lincoln to conclude that emancipation would have to become a Union war goal. Diary contains accounts kept by Taliaferro and the family, including clothing for slaves. For more interesting Civil War reading: An Uncommon Soldier: The Civil War Letters of Sarah Rosetta Wakeman, alias Private Lyons Wakeman, 153rd Regiment, New York State Volunteers (Pasadena, MD, 1994).

Speech of Thomas J. Randolph, (of Albemarle,) in the House

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On the night of the 3rd the despondent faces of the enemy gave a hint that Gettysburg might soon be liberated. Jackson determined to check Frémont's advance at Mill Creek, while meeting Shields on the east bank of the North Fork. I must get off him first, that he may pursue his contemplations too. Heretofore it had been a moral question only, now, however, the annexation of Texas made it a political one.

Speech of the Hon. Henry Clay, in the Senate of the United

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They, and their parents, wanted to be sure that masters did not cheat the system. Dodson inquires after family and friends and asks Sarah to visit his wife Delia (1830-1897) and their children; comments on seeing children going to sabbath school in Richmond and wishing he was helping out at sabbath school in Mecklenburg County; and details his efforts to adhere to his religious habits. Also a letter, 26 June 1834, to Nathan Bell Ladd in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, from Ann in Shelbyville, Kentucky, discussing her family�s business plans; a letter, 24 September 1864, from Thomas Mifflin Ladd (1800-1866) to his son Thomas Mifflin Ladd (b. 1843) stating that he was sorry he missed his son when bringing him food and other family news; and correspondence, 1880-1887, to John Bell Ladd (b. 1846) from C.

Rebels, Reformers, and Revolutionaries: Collected Essays and

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Flashback, 24, No. 4 (November 1974): 27-29. The Constitution states in Article I, Section VIII, paragraph 12 that only Congress can increase the size of the Federal Army, but with a declaration Lincoln did just that. Harmon informing the recipient that her brother is missing and presumed captured by the Confederate army during the battle of the Crater at Petersburg, Virginia. Before Mathew Brady’s pictures people thought that war was an adventure and fighting was honorable but they never knew what it was like. [tags: Civil War Photojournalism] Causes of the American Civil War – For generations students have been taught an over-simplified version of the civil war and even now I am just coming to a full understanding of the truth.