Monthly Archives: June 2014

End of the Fugitive Slave Law

Source: Library of Congress,¬†http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/images/s33a.1.jpg Tomorrow, June 28, 2014, besides being the centennial of the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, which precipitated World War I, is the sesquicentennial of an altogether happier event, the end of the … Continue reading

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Juneteenth, History and Tradition

Originally posted on Dead Confederates, A Civil War Era Blog:
[This post originally appeared here on June 19, 2010.] “Emancipation” by Thomas Nast. Ohio State University. Juneteenth has come again, and (quite rightly) the Galveston County Daily News, the paper…

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