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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 332 0 Browse Search
Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, Debates of Lincoln and Douglas: Carefully Prepared by the Reporters of Each Party at the times of their Delivery. 110 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 68 0 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 32 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3 28 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4 24 0 Browse Search
Edward Alfred Pollard, The lost cause; a new Southern history of the War of the Confederates ... Drawn from official sources and approved by the most distinguished Confederate leaders. 22 0 Browse Search
Jefferson Davis, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government 20 0 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3 20 0 Browse Search
C. Edwards Lester, Life and public services of Charles Sumner: Born Jan. 6, 1811. Died March 11, 1874. 20 0 Browse Search
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Browsing named entities in John F. Hume, The abolitionists together with personal memories of the struggle for human rights. You can also browse the collection for Nebraska (Nebraska, United States) or search for Nebraska (Nebraska, United States) in all documents.

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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)
s merged in Republicanism. It was no longer spoken of as a separate element, but from the beginning it gave color and character to the combination. The whole compound was Abolitionized. It was not, indeed, the voting strength, although this was considerable, that the Abolitionists brought to the Republican organization, that made them the real progenitors of that party. It is possible that the other constituents entering into it, which were drawn from the Anti-Slavery Whigs, the Anti-Nebraska Democrats, the Barnburner Democrats of New York, the Know-Nothings, etc., numbered more in the aggregate than the Abolitionists it included; but it was not so much the number of votes the Abolitionists contributed that made them the chief creators of the Republican party, as it was their working and fighting ability. They had undergone a thorough training. For nearly twenty years they had been in the field in active service. For the whole of that time they had been exposed to pro-slavery
eighbor, and on which the foot of a slave had never pressed, was exultingly spoken of at the time by its supporters as an extension of the area of freedom. The act was justified on the ground that we needed land for the landless, which led Benjamin F. Wade of Ohio to assert on the floor of the United States Senate, with as much truth as wit, that it was not land for the landless that was wanted, but niggers for the niggerless. Then came the battle over Kansas. The passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Bill in Congress, although involving a breach of good faith on the part of the South, was hailed as another victory for that section. It was a costly victory. It was followed by defeat not only disastrous but fatal. The result in Kansas was really the turning-point in the great struggle. It broke the line of Southern victories. It neutralized the effect of the whole territorial movement up to that point. It completely spoiled the slaveholders' well-laid plans. We will always give Gr
en, 117-118. Crisis, The, 157. Cross Keys, battle of, 184. Curtis, Geo. William, 88, 179. Curtis, Gen. Samuel R., and military control of Missouri, 163-164; charges against, 163. D Democratic party, division of, 11. Democrats, 4, 7; Anti-Nebraska, 9; of New York, 9. Denison, Charles M., 203, 205. Dickinson, Anna E., 205. Dissolution of Union, petition for, 2. Doughface, 4. Douglas, Stephen A., 12; dislike of, by slaveholders' factions, 12; defeated for President, 94-99; and Abolition Jackson, Stonewall, defeat of, 184. Jewitt, Daniel E., 202. Johnson, Andrew, 171, 180. Johnson, Oliver, 73, 201. Johnson, Samuel, 205. Jones, David, 203. Joselyn, Simeon, 203. Julian, Geo. W., Political Recollections, 177. K Kansas-Nebraska Bill, 44. Kedzie, James, 208-2 10. Kelly, Abby, 38-39. Kendrick, John, 205. Kentucky, 21. Kimball, David T., Jr., 202. King, Leicester, 205. Kingsley, Alpheus, 203. Knapp, Isaac, 201. Know-Nothings, 9. L Lafayette, 7. Lane, James H