Governor Edward Coles And The Vote To Forbid Slavery In Illinois 1823 1824

✏Book Title : Governor Edward Coles and the Vote to Forbid Slavery in Illinois 1823 1824
✏Author : David Ress
✏Publisher : McFarland
✏Release Date : 2006-09-13
✏Pages : 211
✏ISBN : 9780786426393
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Governor Edward Coles and the Vote to Forbid Slavery in Illinois 1823 1824 Book Summary : "Edward Coles, the second governor of Illinois, chose to live where democracy would be free from the contradictions of slavery, and faced down a two-year effort to make Illinois a slave state"--Provided by publisher.

📒For Liberty And Equality ✍ Alexander Tsesis

✏Book Title : For Liberty and Equality
✏Author : Alexander Tsesis
✏Publisher : OUP USA
✏Release Date : 2012-06-05
✏Pages : 397
✏ISBN : 9780195379693
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏For Liberty and Equality Book Summary : For Liberty and Equality shows how the Declaration of Independence actually worked in each era, and why its influence has been crucial to the development of the American nation and way of life.

📒Slavery In The United States ✍ Junius P. Rodriguez

✏Book Title : Slavery in the United States
✏Author : Junius P. Rodriguez
✏Publisher : ABC-CLIO
✏Release Date : 2007-01-01
✏Pages : 793
✏ISBN : 1851095446
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Slavery in the United States Book Summary : A comprehensive, contextual presentation of all aspects—social, political, and economic—of slavery in the United States, from the first colonization through Reconstruction.

📒Redemption Songs ✍ Lea Vandervelde

✏Book Title : Redemption Songs
✏Author : Lea Vandervelde
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press
✏Release Date : 2014
✏Pages : 336
✏ISBN : 9780199927296
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Redemption Songs Book Summary : There is no more legendary case in American legal history than Dred Scott v. Sanford. An extraordinary example of a slave suing his master for freedom, it led to a devastating pro-slavery ruling by Chief Justice Roger Taney in the Supreme Court and helped precipitate the Civil War. But was it so remarkable? Did others fight for liberty in court? In Redemption Songs, legal scholar Lea VanderVelde unearths the astonishing history of how slaves challenged the peculiar institution" with that most American of weapons, litigation. The author, together with Missouri's state archivist and other researchers, found roughly 300 "freedom suits" filed in St. Louis between 1814 and 1860. More than 100 ended with the words, "Plaintiff be liberated and entirely set free from the defendant." Slaves based their claims on four grounds: they were Native Americans, previously had been free, had lived in free territory, or had a free mother. VanderVelde selects a dozen lawsuits from across this period for close examination; each opens a window on a closed world of oppression-and defiance. Here, for example, is the saga of Moses Shipman; freed by Revolutionary War veteran David Shipman, he fled from Kentucky to Illinois in the 1820s, was kidnapped with his family, and dragged back to St. Louis. Here, too, is the story of Leah Charleville, a wily survivor living in a shadowy world of illegality, playing off two free black men as her lovers and hosting a ring of thieves at her boarding house. Savvy in the ways of the law, she went to court four times, securing freedom for herself and her children. With deep appreciation for the courage required for a slave to challenge a master in court, VanVelde reshapes our understanding of border-state slavery and the impact of the seemingly powerless on American law."

📒Master Of The Mountain ✍ Henry Wiencek

✏Book Title : Master of the Mountain
✏Author : Henry Wiencek
✏Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
✏Release Date : 2012-10-16
✏Pages : 352
✏ISBN : 9781466827783
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Master of the Mountain Book Summary : Is there anything new to say about Thomas Jefferson and slavery? The answer is a resounding yes. Master of the Mountain, Henry Wiencek's eloquent, persuasive book—based on new information coming from archaeological work at Monticello and on hitherto overlooked or disregarded evidence in Jefferson's papers—opens up a huge, poorly understood dimension of Jefferson's world. We must, Wiencek suggests, follow the money. So far, historians have offered only easy irony or paradox to explain this extraordinary Founding Father who was an emancipationist in his youth and then recoiled from his own inspiring rhetoric and equivocated about slavery; who enjoyed his renown as a revolutionary leader yet kept some of his own children as slaves. But Wiencek's Jefferson is a man of business and public affairs who makes a success of his debt-ridden plantation thanks to what he calls the "silent profits" gained from his slaves—and thanks to a skewed moral universe that he and thousands of others readily inhabited. We see Jefferson taking out a slave-equity line of credit with a Dutch bank to finance the building of Monticello and deftly creating smoke screens when visitors are dismayed by his apparent endorsement of a system they thought he'd vowed to overturn. It is not a pretty story. Slave boys are whipped to make them work in the nail factory at Monticello that pays Jefferson's grocery bills. Parents are divided from children—in his ledgers they are recast as money—while he composes theories that obscure the dynamics of what some of his friends call "a vile commerce." Many people of Jefferson's time saw a catastrophe coming and tried to stop it, but not Jefferson. The pursuit of happiness had been badly distorted, and an oligarchy was getting very rich. Is this the quintessential American story?

✏Book Title : Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society
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✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2015
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : UCR:31210024420711
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society Book Summary :

✏Book Title : Journal of Illinois History
✏Author :
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2013
✏Pages :
✏ISBN : UCSD:31822041766395
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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✏Book Title : The Half Breed Tracts in Early National America
✏Author : David Ress
✏Publisher : Palgrave Pivot
✏Release Date : 2019-11-07
✏Pages : 130
✏ISBN : 3030314669
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Half Breed Tracts in Early National America Book Summary : In 1824 and 1830, over one hundred thousand acres across Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska were set aside as a home for descendants of Native American women and white traders and trappers. The treaties that established these so-called Half Breed Tracts left undefined exactly who held claim to the land, and by the end of the 1850s, settlers and speculators had appropriated virtually every acre for themselves. But in an era of ravenous westward expansion, why did the process of dispossession require three decades of debate and legal maneuvering? As David Ress argues, the fate of the Half Breed Tracts complicates longstanding ideas about land tenure and community in early national America.

📒Indiana ✍ Howard Henry Peckham

✏Book Title : Indiana
✏Author : Howard Henry Peckham
✏Publisher : University of Illinois Press
✏Release Date : 2003
✏Pages : 207
✏ISBN : 0252071468
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Indiana Book Summary : For much of Indiana's history, its distinctiveness has lain in its typicality. It has embodied values and behavior that are specifically American. This history traces the history of the Hoosier state, revealing its most significant contributions to the nation as a whole, while also exploring the unique character of its land and people.

📒Strength And Honor ✍ Richard N. Côté

✏Book Title : Strength and Honor
✏Author : Richard N. Côté
✏Publisher : Corinthian Books
✏Release Date : 2005
✏Pages : 444
✏ISBN : 1929175094
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Strength and Honor Book Summary : Based on more than two thousand of Dolley Payne Todd Madison's letters and accompanied by period illustrations, offers a biography of the popular First Lady who was renowned as a hostess and heroine of the War of 1812.