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Stark Mad Abolitionists: Lawrence, Kansas, and the Battle over Slavery in t…


A town at the center of the United States becomes the site of an ongoing struggle for freedom and equality.

In May, 1854, Massachusetts was in an uproar. A judge, bound by the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, had just ordered a young African American man who had escaped from slavery in Virginia and settled in Boston to be returned to bondage in the South. An estimated fifty thousand citizens rioted in protest. Observing the scene was Amos Adams Lawrence, a wealthy Bostonian, who “waked up a stark…

Stark Mad Abolitionists

Author : Robert K. Sutton  |  Pub Date : 2017-08-01  |  Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN 10 : 9781510716513
ISBN 13 : 1510716513

A town at the center of the United States becomes the site of an ongoing struggle for freedom and equality. In May, 1854, Massachusetts was in an uproar. A judge, bound by the Fugi..



Soldiers In The Army Of Freedom

Author : Ian Michael Spurgeon  |  Pub Date : 2014-10-22  |  Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN 10 : 9780806147222
ISBN 13 : 0806147229

"Soldiers in the Army of Freedom" is the first published account of this largely forgotten regiment--in particular, its contribution to Union victory in the trans-Mississippi theat..



1215 And All That

Author : Ed West  |  Pub Date : 2017-10-10  |  Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN 10 : 9781510719927
ISBN 13 : 151071992X

1215 is one of the most famous dates in English history, and with good reason, since it marks the signing of the Magna Carta by King John and the English barons, which altered the ..



Wrestling With His Angel

Author : Sidney Blumenthal  |  Pub Date : 2017-05-16  |  Publisher : Simon and Schuster

ISBN 10 : 9781501153785
ISBN 13 : 1501153781

"Volume II of Sidney Blumenthal's ... biography ... reveals the future president's genius during the most decisive period of his political life when he seizes the moment, finds his..



Freedom National The Destruction Of Slavery In The United States 1861 1865

Author : James Oakes  |  Pub Date : 2012-12-10  |  Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN 10 : 9780393089714
ISBN 13 : 0393089711

Winner of the Lincoln Prize. “Oakes brilliantly succeeds in [clarifying] the aims of the war with a wholly new perspective.”—David Brion Davis, New York Review of Books Freed..



The Illustrated Battle Cry Of Freedom The Civil War Era

Author : James M. McPherson George Henry Davis '86 Professor of History Princeton University  |  Pub Date : 2003-11-06  |  Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN 10 : 9780199729364
ISBN 13 : 0199729360

Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for History and a New York Times Bestseller, Battle Cry of Freedom is universally recognized as the definitive account of the Civil War. It was ha..



Don T Hurry Me Down To Hades

Author : Susannah Ural  |  Pub Date : 2013-10-20  |  Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN 10 : 9781472806727
ISBN 13 : 1472806727

Acclaimed Civil War historian Susannah Ural brings a unique and fresh insight into the war, delving into the historical archives, in particular the untapped resources of the Gilder..



The Pursuit Of Power

Author : Richard J. Evans  |  Pub Date : 2016-09-01  |  Publisher : Penguin UK

ISBN 10 : 9780241295779
ISBN 13 : 0241295777

ECONOMIST BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2016 'A scintillating, encyclopaedic history, rich in detail from the arcane to the familiar... a veritable tour de force' Richard Overy, New Statesman ..



Dawn Of Detroit

Author : Tiya Miles  |  Pub Date : 2017-10-03  |  Publisher : The New Press

ISBN 10 : 9781620972328
ISBN 13 : 1620972328

Most Americans believe that slavery was a creature of the South, and that Northern states and territories provided stops on the Underground Railroad for fugitive slaves on their wa..




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