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Riots in New York, Bombardment in South Carolina and Murder in Kansas

A bloody week in the cities of New York, Charleston and Lawrence.

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Abraham Lincoln and Horace Greeley Debate Slavery

Abraham Lincoln writes an eloquent and memorable response to Horace Greeley’s provocative editorial about slavery.

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John Brown’s Raid

[Background Episode] In October, 1859, abolitionist John Brown launched an unsuccessful raid on the United States armory and arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. Hoping to instigate a slave uprising, Brown’s action was successful in further dividing the two regions of … Full Post

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Immediate Causes of the Civil War – 1850′s

[Background Episode] The treaty that ended the Mexican War in 1848 opened up lands for westward expansion of the United States population. This also meant the potential expansion of slavery to these new territories. The slavery question, particularly in Nebraska … Full Post

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