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Ableman v. Booth; United States v. Booth

Ableman v. Booth; United States v. Booth  

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21 How. (62 U.S.) 506 (1859), argued 19 Jan. 1859, decided 7 Mar. 1859 by vote of 9 to 0; Taney for the Court. In the spring of 1854, Benjamin S. Garland, a slaveowner from Missouri, went to ...
Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln  

(1809–65)US Republican statesman, 16th President of the USA (1861–65). His election as President on an anti‐slavery platform antipathetic to the interests of the southern states helped precipitate ...
Absalom Jones

Absalom Jones  

(b. 6 November 1746; d. 13 February 1818), African American religious leader, abolitionist, social activist, and first black bishop of the Episcopal Church.Jones was born a slave in Sussex ...
Activism

Activism  

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In the literature of American women writers can be discussed on many levels. A literary text can accomplish the work of raising political consciousness and inspiring political action, thereby having ...
Adams, John, On African Americans

Adams, John, On African Americans  

John Adams was born in Massachusetts in 1735 and grew up in relatively humble circumstances. After graduating from Harvard, he passed the bar and began his legal career. Adams's law ...
African Diaspora

African Diaspora  

[This entry contains two subentries dealing with the African diaspora, from the origins of slave trade through nineteenth-century America. The first article focuses on the evolution and criticism of ...
African-American Publishing Outlets

African-American Publishing Outlets  

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When Samuel Cornish and John B. Russwurm founded the first black newspaper in 1827, a new phase in the struggle for African-American liberation began. The opening editorial of Freedom's Journal ...
Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton  

(c. 1757–1804)US Federalist politician. He served under George Washington as First Secretary of the Treasury (1789–95) and established the US central banking system. Hamilton was a prime mover behind ...
American Abolition Society

American Abolition Society  

The American Abolition Society (AAS) was organized in 1855. It stemmed from the New York City Abolition Society, which had been founded in the 1830s by William Goodell to build ...
American Anti-Slavery Society

American Anti-Slavery Society  

The American Anti-Slavery Society (AASS) was founded in 1833 by a small group of radicals calling for the immediate abolition of slavery. The leading spirit was William Lloyd Garrison, whose ...
American Colonization Society

American Colonization Society  

Founded in the USA in 1817 in order to resettle in Africa free‐born Africans and emancipated slaves. In 1821 the society bought the site of the future Monrovia, Liberia, which it controlled until ...
Amy Kirby Post

Amy Kirby Post  

(b. 20 December 1802; d. 29 January 1889) and (b. 26 February 1798; d. 9 May 1872), abolitionists.Amy and Isaac Post were key organizers of the abolitionist movement in ...
Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson  

(1767–1845)US general and Democratic statesman, 7th President of the USA (1829–37). After waging several campaigns against American Indians, he defeated a British army at New Orleans (1815) and ...
Angelina Grimké

Angelina Grimké  

(b. 20 February 1805; d. 26 October 1879), an abolitionist and women's rights activist.Angelina Emily Grimké was born in Charleston, South Carolina, the youngest daughter of John and Mary ...
Anna Elizabeth Dickinson

Anna Elizabeth Dickinson  

(b. 28 October 1842; d. 22 October 1932), abolitionist and feminist.Born in Philadelphia, Anna Elizabeth Dickinson was the youngest of five children of the devoted Quakers John and Mary ...
Anthony Benezet

Anthony Benezet  

(b. 31 January 1713; d. 13 May 1784), Quaker educator and abolitionist.Anthony Benezet was born to Huguenot parents in Saint-Quentin, Picardy, France. His father, Jean-Etienne Benezet, and his mother ...
Antilynching Campaign

Antilynching Campaign  

The antilynching movement peaked in the years between the 1890s and the 1930s. It coincided with the increase in lynching that followed the end of Reconstruction in 1877. During the ...
Antislavery Movement

Antislavery Movement  

Frederick Douglass was perhaps the perfect embodiment of the American antislavery movement. As a young slave on a large Maryland plantation, he rebelled both physically and psychologically against ...
Antislavery Press

Antislavery Press  

On 1 January 1831, in Boston, Massachusetts, William Lloyd Garrison launched his weekly antislavery newspaper, the Liberator, and a new phase in the history of the antislavery press was under ...
anti-Slavery Society

anti-Slavery Society  

Initially dominated by Quakers and Unitarians, were active in Ireland from the 1780s. The issue was given political prominence by its association with O'Connell, who took a leading part in ...

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