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Redeeming the Great Emancipator (The Nathan I. Huggins

Redeeming the Great Emancipator (The Nathan I. Huggins

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Eventually the words to Julia Ward Howe’s poem “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” were set to the melody, further implying Union success. Slave labor is an extremely efficient form of labor, though slaves have never been used (on a large scale) for anything other than the most basic tasks like plantation and factory work. Civil War Times, 36 (October 1997): 44-50. Although slavery was at the heart of the sectional impasse between North and South in 1860, it was not the singular cause of the Civil War.

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Betsy Mix Cowles: Champion of Equality (Lives of American

Betsy Mix Cowles: Champion of Equality (Lives of American

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Trimble advanced his other two regiments (16th Mississippi on the left and 21st Georgia on the right) from their position on Victory Hill, forcing back the Union line. Slavery came to an end as a legal institution. The periods of Reconstruction and the turning of the 19th century, brought with them the issues of women�s rights and integration of blacks into mainstream society. Dunkley Richardson (b. ca. 1819) of Brunswick County detailing army and camp life and activities.

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Class Conflict, Slavery, and the United States Constitution

Class Conflict, Slavery, and the United States Constitution

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By the time they reached Laynesport (Little River County) in southwest Arkansas on December 2, only 3,500 men remained. History of the Ram Fleet and the Mississippi Marine Brigade in the War for the Union on the Mississippi River and its Tributaries. Letter, 4 January 1863, from Robert Thruston Hubard, Jr., to his father, Robert Thruston Hubard, in Buckingham County, Virginia, containing a detailed description of Jeb Stuart�s Dumfries Raid of 26-31 December 1862 in which Hubard participated as a member of Company G, 3rd Virginia Cavalry.

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Liberty Power: Antislavery Third Parties and the

Liberty Power: Antislavery Third Parties and the

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Accession 36306 Miscellaneous Reel 118. 1 reel. What do you think was Lincoln’s greatest speech? Brooks of South Carolina inadvertently creates a martyr for the antislavery cause by attacking Senator Charles Sumner on the floor of the Senate. One author claimed that the amount being wagered on numbers was $5 billion in 1960. 28 Another estimate shows that the numbers game was grossing $20 million annually in Chicago alone during the early 1970s and the total handle was $1.1 billion. 29 Growing opposition to tax increases was a leading factor in establishing state-run lotteries in the 20th century.

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Edmund Ruffin and the Crisis of Slavery in the Old South:

Edmund Ruffin and the Crisis of Slavery in the Old South:

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Those of Southern extraction were more likely to oppose emancipation, while those from New England tended to be for it. To administer these excise taxes, along with the tariff system, the Internal Revenue Act also created a Bureau of Internal Revenue, whose first commissioner, George Boutwell, described it as "the largest Government department ever organized." Again, there was a breather, but again it was followed by more invective, more insults and more threats over everything and anything relating to the peculiar institution and particularly its extension or non-extension into the territories, including the Wilmot Proviso (1846), the Ostend Manifesto (Cuba - 1854); the Kansas-Nebraska Act ("Bleeding Kansas" - 1854); the Topeka Constitution (Kansas - 1855); the sack of Lawrence (Kansas - 1856); John Brown's depredations at Pottawatomie Creek (Kansas - 1856); the Lecompton Constitution (Kansas - 1857); the Dred Scott decision (1857); John Brown's depredations at Harper's Ferry (1859); and the election of 1860.

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A Dissertation on Slavery: With a Proposal for the Gradual

A Dissertation on Slavery: With a Proposal for the Gradual

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Additional information, such as names of spouses or parents or county of birth, is sometimes included. The transcriptions were made from the original records on microfilm at the National Archives. In 1900, more than 2 million children under 16 were wage earners. Atherton (1842-1922), Company I, 3rd New Hampshire Infantry, at Bermuda Hundred, Virginia, to Susan Caldwell (Atherton) (1846-1925) concerning fighting the regiment had been in and its casualties.

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Heading South to Teach: The World of Susan Nye Hutchison,

Heading South to Teach: The World of Susan Nye Hutchison,

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The Supreme Court's Dred Scott decision declares blacks, free or slave, have no citizenship rights. Essay, 1978, entitled "An Historical Portrait of Shockoe Slip, Richmond's Oldest Commercial District" written by Rhonda J. These younger women, often under the age of 30 and unmarried, were capable of being more active because they were mobile, often childless, and unencumbered with family or social constraints imposed upon many married women.

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Against the Odds: Free Blacks in the Slave Societies of the

Against the Odds: Free Blacks in the Slave Societies of the

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McClellan withdrew to the safety of the James River, protected by fire from Union gunboats. Thesis, University of North Texas, 2011. _____. "Confederate Arkansas: The People and Policies of a Frontier State in Wartime." The debates continued until April 15, when Richmond newspapers reported Lincoln's call for 75,000 troops to suppress the uprising. But with reason and good sense, it was also an evil that didn’t have to happen. I find it wholly unconvincing, however, to say that these aspects would not have been present in some alternative, Civil War-free past.

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I Freed Myself: African American Self-Emancipation in the

I Freed Myself: African American Self-Emancipation in the

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Records, 1863-1864, collected by Margaret C. Fortunately, Henry Clay proposed the Compromise Tariff of 1833 to reduce the tariff gradually over a decade. Later, major integration efforts began in the south and spread to all aspects of the nation's functioning. This is the earliest-recorded anti-slavery tract published in the future United States. Norton, 2000.) Higginson, Thomas Wentworth. Includes telegrams, correspondence, Special Order no. 300, and General Order no. 9, April 10, 1865. Burwell (1842-1864), 14th Virginia Infantry, at Jamestown Island, to his brother Thomas Guy Burwell (1835-1869) describing the poor quality of rations and the lack thereof, as well as the layout of the island, its fortifications, and the number of men stationed there.

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An Empire for Slavery: The Peculiar Institution in Texas,

An Empire for Slavery: The Peculiar Institution in Texas,

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Where possible, original documents were copied and linked. Confederate generals Patrick Cleburne and Robert E. Cut off from the outside world, Scott believed economic pressure would lead Southerners to reassert their natural loyalty to the Union with a minimum of bloodshed. Beneath the surface, however, tension grew. The concept of a federal draft to overcome the shortage of volunteers came under discussion. Papers, 1800-1883, of the Bryant family of Cumberland County, Virginia, consisting of letter, 7 June 1861, from Richard A.

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