By Reyna Eisenstark
From John Adams to the ladies who supported abolition, this quantity presents a accomplished historical past of the abolitionist circulate. starting with a historic clarification 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 battle. This publication additionally contains colourful sidebars that includes basic source records just like the Gettysburg deal with and narratives from Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin.
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Another proposal, by Illinois senator Stephen Douglas, was known as popular sovereignty. This proposal stated that settlers in a territory should decide whether or not to allow slavery. This, too, was rejected. 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 COMPROMISE OF 1850 In 1850, Henry Clay once again proved his skills as the Great Compromiser. That year, Congress was faced with a number of important issues regarding slavery that threatened to divide the Union. The biggest question involved the Mexican Cession, the huge piece of land that the United States had recently acquired from Mexico. Congress argued over whether it should be a free or slave territory. In addition, California asked Congress to enter the Union as a free state, which would create a free-state majority in the Senate.
After Tubman’s own escape, she continued to cross back into Delaware to help other slaves reach freedom. THOMAS GARRETT’S TRIAL Thomas Garrett did not hide the fact that he was helping escaped slaves, and he was often threatened with violence by slaveholders. Garrett’s work on the Underground Railroad was so well known that the neighboring state of Maryland offered a reward of $10,000 for his arrest. In 1848, Thomas Garrett and fellow abolitionist John Hunn were tried in court for helping a family in Maryland escape from slavery.
Abolitionism (Key Concepts in American History) by Reyna Eisenstark