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Archibald H. Grimke, William Lloyd Garrison the Abolitionist, Chapter 18: the turning of a long lane. (search)
the slave-holding and the nonslaveholding States, viz., fealty to party. But in 1848 not even this slender link was intact. The anti-slavery uprising was a fast growing factor in the politics of the free States. This was evinced by the aggressiveness of anti-slavery legislation, the repeal of slave sojournment laws, the enactment of personal liberty laws, the increasing preference manifested by Whig and by Democratic electors for antislavery Whig, and anti-slavery Democratic leaders. Seward and Chase, and Hale and Hamlin, Thaddeus Stevens and Joshua R. Giddings, were all in Congress in 1849. A revolution was working in the North; a revolution was working in the South. New and bolder spirits were rising to leadership in both sections. On the Southern stage were Jefferson Davis, Barnwell Rhett, David Atchison, Howell Cobb, Robert Toombs, and James M. Mason. The outlook was portentous, tempestuous. The tide of excitement culuminated in the crisis of 1850. The extraordinary
Archibald H. Grimke, William Lloyd Garrison the Abolitionist, Chapter 20: the death-grapple. (search)
r without slavery, for the enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Law, for suppressing the right of free speech and the freedom of the press on the subject of slavery, and for surrendering the Northern position in opposition to the extension of slavery to national Territories, in order to placate the So'lth and keep it in the Union. Nothing could have possibly been more disastrous to the anti-slavery movement in America than a Union saved on the terms proposed by such Republican leaders as Willian H. Seward, Charles Francis Adams, Thomas Corwin, and Andrew G. Curtin. The Union, under the circumstances, was sure death to the slave, in disunion lay his great life-giving hope. Therefore his tried and sagacious friend was for sacrificing the Union to win for him freedom. As the friends of the Union were disposed to haggle at no price to preserve it, so was Garrison disposed to barter the Union itself in exchange for the abolition of slavery. Now, then, let there be a Conven-Tion of the
Archibald H. Grimke, William Lloyd Garrison the Abolitionist, Index. (search)
ell, 190, 257, 310, 317, 323, 3-6, 344, 346-347, 349, 351, 386,387, 388, 393,394. Pillsbury, Parker, 310, Prentice, George D., 120. Purvis, Robert, 144, 162, 178. Quincy, Edmund, 299, 310, 316, 323, 324, 325, 326, 327-329. Quincy, Josiah, 347. Rankin, John, 177. Remond, Charles Lenox, 293, 295, 304. Rhett, Barnwell, 338. Rogers, Nathaniel P., 149, 293, 295, 301. Rynders, Isaiah, 341-344. Scoble, Rev. John, 294. Sewall, Samuel E., 900, 91, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 175, 236, 367. Seward, William H., 338, 372. Shaw, Chief-Justice, 312. Slavery, Rise and Progress of, 95-107. Smith, Gerritt, 147, 236, 297, 320. Sprague, Peleg, 213, 214. Stanton, Edwin M., 382. Stanton, Henry B., 253, 288. Stearns, Charles, 359. Stevens, Thaddeus, 338. Stuart, Charles, 201, 202, 264. Sumner, Charles, 234, 317, 339, 346, 359, Tappan, Arthur, 83, 84, 164, 171, 184, 209, 210. Tappan, Lewis, 149. 177, 201, 209, 283, 285. Texas Agitation, 314-318. Thompson, George, 204-206, 210, 212, 213