Category Archives: Slavery

Lincoln’s Reply to Senator Douglas at Peoria, Illinois. The Origin of the Wilmot Proviso. October 16, 1854-The Project Gutenberg

Lincoln’s Reply to Senator Douglas at Peoria, Illinois. The Origin of the Wilmot Proviso. October 16, 1854 … Our war with Mexico broke out in 1846. When Congress was about adjourning that session, President Polk asked them to place two … Continue reading

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Rupert Cornwell: After 150 years, the Civil War still divides the United States

Rupert Cornwell: After 150 years, the Civil War still divides the United States ┬áSunday, 19 December 2010 Out of America: As the country prepares to commemorate the great schism, the echoes of the bloody conflict still reverberate through its politics … Continue reading

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