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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. 58 4 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. 37 1 Browse Search
Frederick H. Dyer, Compendium of the War of the Rebellion: Regimental Histories 35 21 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2 34 2 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 32 6 Browse Search
Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 1 26 2 Browse Search
William H. Herndon, Jesse William Weik, Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life, Etiam in minimis major, The History and Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln by William H. Herndon, for twenty years his friend and Jesse William Weik 18 0 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory, containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America., together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 16 0 Browse Search
John Jay Chapman, William Lloyd Garrison 11 1 Browse Search
John F. Hume, The abolitionists together with personal memories of the struggle for human rights 10 4 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Abolitionists. (search)
1833, forbade the establishment of such schools, and imprisoned Miss Crandall. Being set at liberty, she was ostracized by her neighbors and her school broken up. For a year George Thomson, who had done much to secure British emancipation in the West Indies, lectured throughout the North. He was mobbed in Boston, and escaped from the country in disguise, in November, 1835. On Nov. 7, 1837, Elijah P. Lovejoy (q. v.), a Presbyterian minister, who had established an abolition newspaper in Alton, Ill., was mobbed and shot to death. These occurrences did not cease entirely until the beginning of the Civil War. in 1861. In the South rewards were offered for the capture of prominent abolitionists, and a suspension of commercial intercourse was threatened. The Southern States objected to the use of the mails for the circulation of anti-slavery literature. A bill forbidding such use was voted on in Congress, but lost, and in its stead the care of abolition documents was left, with final
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Gilman, Arthur 1837- (search)
Gilman, Arthur 1837- Author; born in Alton, III., June 22, 1837; was the executive officer of the Harvard Annex, and its regent when it became Radcliffe College. Among his works are Tales of the Pathfinders; The discovery of America; The Colonization of America; The making of the American nation, etc.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lovejoy, Elijah parish 1802- (search)
emned the institution of slavery. In 1836 he removed to Alton, Ill., because of threats of personal violence in St. Louis, aawn between the events of the Revolution and the tragedy at Alton. We have heard it asserted here, in Faneuil Hall, that Gred a right to tax the colonies, and we have heard the mob at Alton, the drunk en murderers of Lovejoy, compared to those patrizens, is this Faneuil Hall doctrine? ( No, no! ) The mob at Alton were met to wrest from citizen his just rights—met to resis gentleman lay down principles which place the murderers of Alton side by side with Otis and Hancock, with Quincy and Adams, under the sanction of the mayor. There being no militia in Alton, about seventy men were enrolled with the approbation of thot? Some persons seem to imagine that anarchy existed at Alton from the commencement of these disputes. Not at all. No onom the bottom of my heart I thank that brave little band at Alton for resisting. We must remember that Lovejoy had fled from
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Phillips, Wendell 1811-1884 (search)
d States in sanctioning slavery that he could not conscientiously act under his attorney's oath to that Constitution, and he abandoned the profession. From that time until the emancipation of the slaves in 1863 he did not cease to lift up his voice against the system of slavery and in condemnation of the Constitution of the United States. His first great speech against the evil was in Faneuil Hall, in December, 1837, at a meeting to notice in a suitable manner the murder, in the city of Alton, Ill., of Rev. Elijah P. Lovejoy, who fell in defence of the freedom of the press. Mr. Phillips was an eloquent, logical, and effective speaker. He conscientiously abstained from voting under the Constitution, and was ever the most earnest of Garrisonian abolitionists. He was an earnest advocate of other reforms—temperance, labor, and other social relations. He was president of the American Anti-slavery Society at the time of its dissolution, April 9, 1870. He died in Boston, Mass., Feb. 2
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Riots in the United States. (search)
Riots in the United States. The following is a list of some of the most important riots: Boston massacre 1770 Doctor's mob, New York 1788 At Baltimore, Md. 1812, 1861 Alton, Ill. 1837 Philadelphia 1844 Astor Place riots in New York, growing out of rivalry between the actors Forrest and Macready May 10, 1849 Draft riot in New York; mob in possession of the city July 13 to 17, 1863 Orange riot in New York between Catholic and Protestant Irish; sixty persons killed July 12, 1871 Cincinnati. After a verdict of manslaughter in the Berner and Palmer murder trial, both having confessed the murder. Twenty untried murderers in the county jail. Six days riot beganMarch 28, 1884 Anarchists in Chicago, Ill. May 4, 1886 Eleven Italians, implicated in the murder of David C. Hennessy, chief of police, are killed in the parish prison, New Orleans March 14, 1891 Carnegie iron and steel workers at Homestead, Pa. Strike lasted nearly six months; began Feb. 25, 1893 Federal troop
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), St. Louis, (search)
aptain Lyon to enroll into the military service of the United States the loyal citizens of St. Louis, in number not exceeding 1,000. This order was procured chiefly through the influence of Col. (afterwards Maj.-Gen.) Frank P. Blair, who had already raised and organized a regiment of Missourians, and assisted in the primary formation of four others. Meanwhile, in accordance with an order from General Wool, a large portion of the arms at the arsenal were removed (April 26) secretly to Alton, Ill., in a steamboat, and thence by railway to Springfield. Frost, whom the governor had commissioned a brigadier-general, formed a militia camp in the suburbs of St. Louis, and, to deceive the people, kept the national flag flying over it. Captain Lyon enrolled a large number of volunteers, who occupied the arsenal grounds. Some of them, for want of room, occupied ground outside. The St. Louis police demanded their return to the government grounds, because they were Federal soldiers, viola
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
rns......Oct. 16, 1837 Osceola, the Seminole chief, with a party of seventy warriors, visits the camp of General Jesup under stipulations of safety, and is detained as prisoner......Oct. 21, 1837 [He was confined in Fort Moultrie, Charleston, S. C., where he died, Jan. 31, 1838.] Many citizens of the United States along the borders of Canada join the insurgents in the Patriot War during the autumn......1837 Elijah P. Lovejoy shot while defending his printing-press and paper at Alton, Ill., from the attack of a pro-slavery mob......Nov. 7, 1837 Second session assembles......Dec. 4, 1837 Wendell Phillips's first abolition speech in Faneuil Hall, Boston, to protest against the murder of Elijah P. Lovejoy......Dec. 8, 1837 Col. Zachary Taylor defeats the Seminole Indians at Okeechobee Swamp, Fla.......Dec. 25, 1837 American steamer Caroline is attacked and burned by Canadian troops at Schlosser's Landing, above Niagara Falls, on the American side......Dec. 29, 1837
s Peoria and removes the captured French inhabitants suspected of complicity with the Indians to Alton......October, 1812 Legislature convenes at Kaskaskia......Nov. 25, 1812 Laws of the Terriln elected to the State legislature......1834 [Also 1836, 1838, 1840.] First number of the Alton observer, an anti-slavery newspaper, published by Rev. Elijah P. Lovejoy......Sept. 8, 1836 Ainois State University at Normal opened......1857 Many prisoners from the old penitentiary at Alton removed to the new penitentiary at Joliet......May 22, 1858 Debate between Lincoln and Dougnd stands of arms seized at the St. Louis arsenal by forces under Captain Stokes, and removed to Alton by boat, thence to Springfield by rail......April 26, 1861 U. S. Grant tenders his services tement......June 5, 1895 Legislature appropriates $25,000 for monument to Elijah P. Lovejoy at Alton......June 17, 1895 Special session of legislature, passing law creating State board of arbitr