Abolitionism (Key Concepts in American History) by Reyna Eisenstark

By Reyna Eisenstark

From John Adams to the ladies who supported abolition, this quantity offers a accomplished heritage of the abolitionist flow. starting with a ancient rationalization of the African slave alternate and its position in American historical past, Abolitionism explores each vital individual, occasion, and factor that helped push the North and South toward the Civil struggle. This e-book additionally contains 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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W. 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.

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.

Congress debated other issues as well. California had petitioned Congress to enter the Union as a free state. If this happened, there would no longer be an equal balance of free and slave states, a balance that had been maintained since the Missouri Compromise of 1820. Southern senators refused to support California’s admission to the Union. , the nation’s capital. They believed that it sent a terrible message to the rest of the world that the capital of the United States allowed slavery and also had the largest slave market in the United States.

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