Monthly Archives: August 2011

A Pro-Slavery Man’s Plan For Emancipation

On August 2, 1861, the New York Times published a lively letter from an unnamed reader who described himself as a “AN ALEXANDER STEPHENS DEMOCRAT, AND A PRO-SLAVERY MAN.” It was titled, “How to Solve the Slavery Question.” The letter clearly … Continue reading

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Were There Black Soldiers in July 1861? Part 3

This edition of Civil War Emancipation might be subtitled “Simon Cameron cops out.” The July 27 edition of this blog discussed a debate in the U.S. House of Representatives on July 22 and 23 dealing with if and how the House … Continue reading

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