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Owen Lovejoy was a preacher whose older brother Elijah was murdered in 1837 by a proslavery mob that was angered by the elder Lovejoy's abolitionist views printed in an Alton newspaper he ran.
Likewise, Lincoln realised that protecting the ideals expressed in the US Constitution did not mean avoiding a confrontation with proslavery states but ensuring that freedom was a reality for everyone.
Just six years after Douglas's great legislative victory, Lincoln soundly defeated him for the presidency, as the nominee of a new party that emerged precisely from the ferocious Northern backlash against the Kansas-Nebraska law and the attempt to impose a proslavery constitution on Kansas.
5) A parallel literature on proslavery ideology, especially in the judiciary, (6) details slave owners' and Southern legal leaders' harsh ideas.
From these previously neglected perspectives, Jemmott shifts the focus from slavery to the opening decades of freedom and shows the strength of the black family at this time in contrast to proslavery writers, the legislature, and early sociologists and anthropologists who viewed the black family as "disorganized.
In 1854, Iowa was the free state nearest to Kansas, and it became significant in the rush to populate the new territory mostly because proslavery forces blocked river access to Kansas.
In response to the vehement antebellum proslavery backlash, black abolitionists created a "concerted intellectual response to American racism," and white and black abolitionists together forged what Sinha terms "the modern concept of human rights" (311,249).
He covers the time just before and after the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 and the area of the Philadelphia-Wilmington-Baltimore corridor, a region deeply embroiled in the controversy; therein lived proslavery advocates engaged in profiting from slavery, and those trying to destroy it.
35) Douglass's path from fugitive slave to political activist took him across the antebellum constitutional landscape of proslavery America and antislavery theory.
This essay reinterprets a little-studied proslavery novel, Maria J.
In dissent, Michael Todd Landis joins a growing band of anti-Polk critics who view him as a proslavery sectionalist.
However, the bloody Haitian Revolution of 1801 and the free, self-governing black state that emerged from it astounded the Western world and forced it to confront its arrogance, while free African Americans and fugitive slave narratives (which became a popular literary genre) discredited proslavery propaganda.
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