An Analysis of the imperial act for the abolition of

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But this change did not necessarily reduce the burden on slave laborers. Cotton was the driving force behind the transformation from subsistence to plantation agriculture in this region. Thomas, Fred. "Recollections of Fred Thomas in his 97th year." (Prepared by J. Long before the war ended, hundreds of thousands of slaves had won their freedom. Fought in and around the town of Gettysburg, Virginia, this battle had claimed the most number of casualties during the Civil War.

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Black Life on the Mississippi: Slaves, Free Blacks, and the

Thomas C. Buchanan

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Unfortunately, the pendulum of national racial policy swung from one extreme to the other. He immediately selected an eight acre plot known as East Cemetery Hill only to discover that David McConaughy already had an option on the land for his battlefield memorial. Chicago was to be sacked and burned, the war carried to other Midwestern cities, and a Northwest Confederacy created. Violators' ships and cargos could be seized and were often not covered by insurance. Raymond, Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln, p.764).

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Festivals of Freedom: Memory and Meaning in African American

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Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1987. Congress passed the Crittenden-Johnson Resolution on July 25, 1861, which stated that the war was being fought to preserve the Union and not to end slavery. When Porter saw Confederate scouts on April 10, he ordered his ships to pull farther south. Also contains endorsement note on back from Keyes which indicates when the document was received and what action was taken. Order, 2 March 1865, issued by the 39th Virginia Cavalry Battalion detailing Private W.

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To Raise Up a Nation: John Brown, Frederick Douglass, and

William S. King

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For the next several hours, Burnside ordered division after division of his army to assault Marye's Heights. Military Collector & Historian, 49 (Summer 1997). _____. "A Very Disastrous Defeat: The Battle of Helena, Arkansas." Stephen Douglas, chairman of the powerful Committee on Territories, introduced the Kansas-Nebraska Act in the Senate. It will become all one thing or all the other. Historians have classified the early settlers into two groups, the English who brought along the English traditions and beliefs, and the Puritans.

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From Slave to Statesman: The Life of Educator, Editor, and

Robert Heinrich

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As a requirement for statehood and entry into the United States, Article 6 of that Ordinance stipulated: �There shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in the said territory.� When the Constitution replaced the Articles of Confederation, the Founding Fathers re-passed the �Northwest Ordinance� to ensure its continued effectiveness under the new Constitution. Her existence would be one of constant peril to herself and of imminent danger to other neighboring slave-holding communities.

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New Perspectives on Race and Slavery in America: Essays in

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As the Federal army converged on Chancellorsville, General Hooker expected Lee to retreat from his forces, which totaled nearly 115,000. Hindman. (Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1993). Marked Gravemento it is indeed a piece that conveys the gravity and enormity of the loss. However, this created a salient at the Peach Orchard, which was unfavorable, and Brig. After marching through the town of Ringgold, they took up positions one half mile to the southeast in Ringgold Gap.

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Freedom In My Heart: Voices From The United States National

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Minute book, 1883-1901, of the Pegram Battalion Association of Richmond, Virginia, containing articles of association, clippings, correspondence, menus, minutes, and reports relating to Civil War members of the Pegram Battalion. There is no listing of the “privileges or immunities” offered to U. The uprising so shakes Southern states that they pass more stringent laws related to slaves, increase censorship against abolition, and make military preparations to halt further uprisings.

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Religion, Race, and the Making of Confederate Kentucky,

Luke E. Harlow

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According to this mythology, masters loved their slaves and treated them as part of an extended plantation family. Yet it has come to be recognized as the most radical act of any American president, and one with revolutionary implications. Agriculture, the economic backbone of the South, was slow to recover after the devastation of the Civil War. The dispute further strained the relations of the North and South, making civil war imminent. Congress passes the Voting Rights Act of 1965, making it easier for Southern blacks to register to vote.

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Somerset Homecoming: Recovering a Lost Heritage (Chapel Hill

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These BHS-held documents are known as the Slavery Pamphlet Collection. The Emancipation Proclamation made direct support of the Confederacy and slavery politically impossible in Britain. Arkansas Historical Quarterly, LII (Autumn 1993): 318-340. _____. "Notes on the First Confederate Volunteers from Ouachita County, Arkansas." Papers, 1852-1867, of Amos Keister of Shenandoah County, Virginia, including exemption certificate from serving with the 136th Virginia Infantry, surgeons certificate of exemption, oaths, and correspondence to Captain Nelson regarding exemption from military.

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Under the Guardianship of the Nation: The Freedmen's Bureau

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As the division between the North and South depended around this issue, abolitionists became more radical. Jones suggests establishing more military schools and expanding the standing army in Virginia. Diary, 1863-1865, of Thomas William Brown Edwards (1832-1887) of Company C, 9th Virginia Cavalry, contains Edwards' account of his military service including descriptions of the battle of Brandy Station, the battle of Bristoe Station, the battle of Gettysburg, Dahlgren's Raid, the battle of Ream's Station, and the siege of Petersburg, Virginia; his time as a prisoner of war at Point Lookout, Maryland; a roster of Company C, 9th Virginia Cavalry; and accounts of T.

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