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By Reyna Eisenstark

From John Adams to the ladies who supported abolition, this quantity offers a accomplished historical past of the abolitionist stream. starting with a ancient rationalization of the African slave exchange and its position in American background, Abolitionism explores each very important individual, occasion, and factor that helped push the North and South towards the Civil struggle. This booklet additionally comprises colourful sidebars that includes fundamental source records just like the Gettysburg deal with and narratives from Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin.

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For these reasons, many people have claimed that the Emancipation Proclamation did not really free a single slave. ” Although at first the Emancipation Proclamation affected only those slaves who had already escaped to the Union side, as the war continued and the Union won more battles and took control of larger areas of the South, thousands of slaves were freed ✪ 35 each day. Sometimes the Union army freed them, and sometimes the slaves ran to the army and freed themselves. In either case, nothing would have happened without the aid of the Emancipation Proclamation.

S. Marshal for the District of Columbia and minister-general to the Republic of Haiti. Douglass died in 1895 at the age of 77. See also: Emancipation Proclamation; Garrison, William Lloyd; Immediatism; The North Star; Slave Narratives; The Liberator; Underground Railroad. FURTHERREADING Burchard, Peter. Frederick Douglass: For the Great Family of Man. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2007. Douglass, Frederick. The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself. New York: Barnes and Noble Classics, 2005.

Norton & Company, 1993. Coffin, Levi See Quakers. Compromise of 1850 A series of five bills passed by Congress in September 1850. The bills were an attempt to reach a compromise over the expansion of slavery in the United States. President Millard Fillmore (1850–1853) signed the bills into law that same month. THE ISSUES By 1850, Congress was faced with a number of important issues regarding slavery, all of which threatened to divide the country. Thirty years earlier, the Missouri Compromise of 1820 had established a borderline of where slavery could be allowed in the new territories of the United States.

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