The Martyrdom of Abolitionist Charles Torrey (Antislavery,

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This not only bolsters the Southern forces, it demoralizes the Union troops and improves diplomatic relations between the Confederacy and France and Britain. Letter, 26 February 1865, to James [-----] from Tait[?] in Richmond, Virginia, concerning the probable fall of Petersburg, Virginia, and the probable evacuation of Richmond to the Union army. October 9, 1861 - Battle of Santa Rosa Island. Missouri Historical Review, 94 (April 2000): 264-286.

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Abolitionism and issues of Race and Gender (History of the

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In addition to excluding men with certain disabilities, the Confederate legislation exempted a long list of professions, ranging from political and judicial officers to teachers and clergymen to workers in war‐related occupations. By 1803 cotton was America's most important export, and its entire production depended on slave labor. American support for colonization waned gradually through the 1840s and 1850s, largely because of the efforts of abolitionists to promote emancipation of slaves and the granting of United States citizenship.

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The Western Reserve and the fugitive slave law: a prelude to

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Twiggs was labeled a traitor in the North and he was dishonorably dismissed from the U. Should you decide to do so, I recommend you begin with "The real Lincoln" and then Pollard's History of the War. The action in the book begins with a plantation owner mired in debt making arrangements to sell some of his slaves. The majority of white Americans were not convinced of abolition in 1860. ...and they [Yankees] are marked ... with such a perversity of character, as to constitute, from that circumstance, the natural division of our parties Some say simplistically that the Civil War was fought over slavery.

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Reconstructing Reconstruction: The Supreme Court and the

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Includes letter and drawing of rail specifications. The most common portrayal of the Latter-day Saint (LDS) missionary in the postbellum South was as a scheming sexual predator who seduced young women and lured them away to his polygamous harem in the West. Allowing the South to leave the Union would mean that the North could no longer control the expansion of slavery anywhere in the Western Hemisphere (Ransom 1989; Ransom and Sutch 2001; Weingast 1998; Weingast 1995; Wolfson 1995).

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Mrs. Dred Scott: A Life on Slavery's Frontier

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Not surprisingly, in their own era and in ours, the most memorable of these narratives evoke the national myth of the American individual's quest for freedom and for a society based on "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." He also transcribed letters which he had written. Madison Ross, a member of the 5th Texas Regiment, wrote a Letter in which he briefly describes their encounter, and defeat, of the 5th NY Zouaves at the Battle of Second Manassas.

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The Grimké Sisters from South Carolina: Pioneers for Women's

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Wier (Weer) (1836-1863) of Company E, 123rd New York Infantry, to Judson Maynard (1831-1909) of Washington County, New York, detailing the 123rd's move through Washington DC to its campsite at Camp Chase in Virginia, and describing the landscape. They have the same sort of worth only as horses and dogs. One of the major national suppliers of sky-blue Kersey, the heavy wool fabric for the Union Army. Transcripts of letters, 1864-1865, from Kate Kern to Mrs.

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Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering

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But, for lack of other information, this chapter deals only with those which sustained the heaviest losses in battle. The relatively sparse population was a barrier to establishing gaming houses. Arkansas Historical Quarterly 18, No. 4 (Winter 1959): 338-349. _____. "The Engagement at Marks' Mill." This delay allowed Early to further strengthen his lines. The War between the States accounted for more American deaths (633,000) than the total that died in all previous wars combined. Letters, 1862-1864, of the Farmer family of Pulaski County, Virginia, consisting of letters between Diadama Farmer in Pulaski County and her husband James Henry Farmer of Company F, 54th Virginia Infantry.

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Immediate abolition of slavery by act of Congress: speech of

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Sheridan embarked on a cavalry raid against Richmond. In Encyclopedia of Emancipation and Abolition in the Transatlantic World. These Republicans favor increased intervention in the South and more aid to former slaves, and ultimately to Johnson's impeachment. I think, then, that this conviction in the mind of Georgia-namely, that the only remedy for this evil is separation-was well-founded. According to Rousseau, people must give legitimate authority to the government through a 'social contract' for mutual preservation.

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Fifth annual report of the Glasgow Emancipation Society:

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Papers, 1585-1939, of Dandridge Spotswood (1872-1939) of Petersburg, Virginia, consisting of the diary, 11 January 1849-6 February 1849, of William Francisco Spotswood (1828-1895) of Petersburg, Virginia; and of abstracts, extracts, and transcripts of agreements, bills of lading, commissions, deeds, genealogical notes, judicial records, letters, military orders, and promissory notes concerning the history of Virginia and of the United States. The main argument of the opening speaker for the slave republic was that slave ships had hitherto been protected by the American flag from the right of search claimed by Britain.

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Free Hearts and Free Homes: Gender and American Antislavery

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Biographies Stephen Oates, To Purge This Land With Blood. 1970. Served as a Confederate Supply depot in Indian Territory during the Civil War. Additionally, the western part of Virginia remained in the Union, while the eastern part seceded into the Confederacy.b While white women in the South feared rape, the scant documentation available indicates that African American women, usually slaves or freed slaves, suffered the most rapes, sometimes in front of white women as a type of proxy rape.k President Lincoln at one time had hoped to relocate the entire black population of the U.

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