Abolitionism (Key Concepts in American History) by Reyna Eisenstark

By Reyna Eisenstark

From John Adams to the ladies who supported abolition, this quantity presents a finished historical past of the abolitionist circulate. starting with a old rationalization of the African slave exchange and its function in American heritage, Abolitionism explores each vital individual, occasion, and factor that helped push the North and South towards the Civil struggle. This e-book additionally contains colourful sidebars that includes fundamental source records just like the Gettysburg handle and narratives from Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin.

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It was Douglass’s first official was asked to be an agent of the Maslecture, and, though he was uncom- sachusetts Anti-Slavery Society and fortable addressing a white audience, he embarked on a lecture tour that all who attended the meeting were lasted three years. During his lectures, Douglass was impressed by his intelligence, sharp careful not to mention the specifics wit, and manner of speaking. Realizing that the firsthand ac- of his escape or to give the real names count of a former slave would be es- of his owners.

Realizing that the firsthand ac- of his escape or to give the real names count of a former slave would be es- of his owners. Because he was a fugipecially effective to the abolitionist tive slave, Douglass was still legally cause, Garrison and others encour- bound to his master and could be aged Douglass to continue as an anti- sent back to slavery at any time. D– E 30 ✪ Douglass, Frederick (1818–1895) However, because Douglass’s accounts lacked specific details, many in his audience began to question if he had ever really been enslaved.

However, later that year he was elected again to the House of Representatives and became Speaker of the House, a position he was elected to five more times over the next 14 years. THE MISSOURI COMPROMISE In 1820, Henry Clay became famous for settling a dispute in Congress over slavery. ” In 1818, the territory of Missouri applied for statehood as a slave state, which, if granted, would upset the equal balance of free states and slave states in the Senate. When Maine, Clay, Henry (1777–1852) which was then a part of Massachusetts, applied for statehood the following year, Clay saw an opportunity for compromise.

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