The American Civil War and Reconstruction: 1850 to 1890
Jeff Wallenfeldt, Britannica Educational Publishing
While the United States represents freedom to many, much of its history tragically includes the enslavement of a large portion of its population. When the fight for emancipation came to an epic head, civil war ensued and the country was divided as never before. Inflamed passions on both sides of the slavery debate inspired fervent rhetoric, much of which is reflected in the primary source documents interspersed with the text in this thought-provoking volume, which chronicles the events of the American Civil War and the Reconstruction period that followed.
Yet there still barked, and howled Within, unseen. The image is complete at all points; and, with this exposure, I take my leave of the Crime Against Kansas. ROGER TANEY: DRED SCOTT V. SANDFORD (1857) * * * Source: Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States, Benjamin C. Howard, ed., Washington, 1857, Vol. 19, pp. 393ff. Mr. Chief Justice Taney delivered the opinion of the Court. … The question is simply this: Can a Negro, whose ancestors were.
Imported into this country and sold as slaves, become a member of the political community formed and brought into existence by the Constitution of the United States, and as such become entitled to all the rights and privileges and immunities, guaranteed by that instrument to the citizen? One of which rights is the privilege of suing in a court of the United States in the cases specified in the Constitution. It will be observed that the plea applies to that class of persons only whose ancestors.
Of kindliness and conciliation manifested by the executive, and very generally indicated through the Northern press, had the effect to render whole communities forgetful of the crime they had committed, defiant toward the federal government, and regardless of their duties as citizens. The conciliatory measures of the government do not seem to have been met even halfway. The bitterness and defiance exhibited toward the United States under such circumstances is without a parallel in the history of.
To the republic. Ninth. The necessity of providing adequate safeguards for the future, before restoring the insurrectionary states to a participation in the direction of public affairs, is apparent from the bitter hostility to the government and people of the United States yet existing throughout the conquered territory, as proved incontestably by the testimony of many witnesses and by undisputed facts. Tenth. The conclusion of your committee, therefore, is that the so-called Confederate States.
Historian. James M. McPherson, Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief (2008), assesses Lincoln’s role in the military conduct of the war; Doris Kearns Goodwin, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln (2005), is an engrossing account of Lincoln’s skillful exploitation of a cabinet made up of political heavyweights who initially questioned his ability to lead. Jennifer Weber, Copperheads: The Rise and Fall of Lincoln’s Opponents in the North (2006), explores the.