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John F. Hume, The abolitionists together with personal memories of the struggle for human rights, Chapter 1: Theodore Roosevelt and the Abolitionists (search)
the old parties would not concede, but that there was, so far as the slavery issue was involved, absolutely no difference between them. It is a notable fact that in the eight years following 1840, of the four presidential candidates put in nomination by the two parties, three were slaveholders, the fourth being a Northern doughface, and both of the two who were elected held slaves. For the nomination and election of one of these men, whom he describes as a slaveholder from Louisiana (General Taylor), Mr. Roosevelt is disposed to hold the Abolitionists accountable. They forced the poor Whigs into those proceedings, he intimates, probably by telling them they ought to do nothing of the kind, that being what they actually did tell them. But as the Abolitionists, four years earlier, in the same way defeated the Whigs when they were supporting a slaveholder from Kentucky (Clay), and a man who, in his time, did more for the upbuilding of slavery than any other person in America, it wou
Southmayd, Daniel, 202. Southwick, Joseph, 202. Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 102, 204. Stanton, Henry Brewster, 204. Stebbins, Giles B., 205. Sterling, John M., 203. Stevens, Thaddeus, 148, 177. Stewart, Alvin, 205. Stillman, Edwin A., 203. Stockton, Henry K., 201 Stone, Lucy, 205. Stone, Thomas T., 205. Stowe, Harriet Beecher 11, 101, 102. Sumner, Charles, 148, 179. Sutliff, Levi, 203 Sutliff, Milton, 203. T Tappan, Arthur, 34. Tappan, Lewis, 34, 203. Taussig, James, 172. Taylor, Gen. Z., 6. Texas, annexation of, 44. Thatcher, Moses, 201. Thirteenth Amendment, 138; vote on, 143-144. Thompson, Edwin, 205. Thoughts on African Colonization, 129. Thurston, David, 202. Toombs, Robert, 13. Torrey, Charles Turner, 118-119. Townsend, Dr., 205. U Uncle Tom's Cabin, 61, 208. Underground railroad, 121-127; confession of John Smith, 121-127. United States in Far East, 85; Army increase of, 85; Navy increase of, 85. V Van Buren, Martin, 4; a doughface, 4; Free