The Civil War began in 1854 with the passage of the
Lib. 24.82. Nebraska Bill.
By this measure a tract embracing upwards of 400,000 squareies to whom was referred a bill for an act to establish the Territory of Nebraska, Lib.
24.6, 9; Greeley's Struggle for Slavery Extension, premendous, but as futile after as before the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act. It was all very well to hang Douglas in effigy—for
Lib. 24.3 74, 115. associations to pour free-State settlers into Kansas and Nebraska, slavery having the shortest cut to the scene of competition.
Yetflock announcing a Revolution begun, of what use was it to make of Nebraska a transplanted Massachusetts, when Massachusetts herself had been scounting the present triumph of slavery in the case of Kansas and Nebraska, and anticipating yet greater,—slavery not only luxuriating in all. 24.30. of the Commonwealth, refusing to be a delegate to an Anti-Nebraska Bill Convention in Faneuil Hall:
I trust you will allow me s
Lib. 24.103, 110, 198. way of kidnappers.
More practical was the incorporation, first in Massachusetts, of Emigrant Aid
Lib. 24.62, 74, 115. associations to pour free-State settlers into Kansas r flock announcing a Revolution begun, of what use was it to make of Nebraska a transplanted Massachusetts, when Massachusetts herself had been miserably wanting to the cause of freedom?
In comparMassachusetts herself had been miserably wanting to the cause of freedom?
In comparing the Nebraska with the Texas excitement, one feels that the Fugitive Slave Law was a weakener of resistance in 1854, since it afforded a satisfying scapegoat to outraged Northern feeling.
Add an n, had now come with a strength hitherto unknown.
From the Ohio wing the
Lib. 24.126, 146. Massachusetts Free Soilers adopted the name of the Republican Party, affirming it to be preeminently the he Slave Power overthrown—the Union must be Dis-Solved!
For the moment, in Massachusetts, in New Hampshire, and elsewhere, the course pursued by the Free Soilers was, while maintain