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Facts for Patriotic Abolitionists

A significant difference of opinion existed in the northern black community at the beginning of the Civil War. While all African Americans in the North wanted slavery to end, besides the dwindling supporters of emigration, the community was divided on … Continue reading

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Slave Trade Images – Feb. 16, 1861

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In the February 16, 1861 issue of The Illustrated London News the following two images appeared.  Both depict moments from a slave auction in Richmond, Virginia.  For decades before the Civil War, a lively internal slave trade flourished in the United … Continue reading

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