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Enforcement of the Second Act: Lincoln and Bates

John Syrett

in The Civil War Confiscation Acts: Failing to Reconstruct the South

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823224890
eISBN:
9780823240852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823224890.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Lincoln acknowledged the importance of the second act in a number of instances in the weeks after its passage. He and Attorney General Edward Bates chose not to implement the law vigorously. The ... More


We Are Approaching a Crisis Pregnant with Immense and Momentous Results: The Long Shadow of John Brown’s Raid, October 1859–April 1860

Michael D. Robinson

in Union Indivisible: Secession and the Politics of Slavery in the Border South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469633787
eISBN:
9781469633794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633787.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter follows the political aftermath of John Brown’s raid at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, in October 1859. Brown, an abolitionist, attempted to start a massive slave rebellion and although ... More


The Christian Scholar Comes of Age

Sara Paretsky

in Words, Works, and Ways of Knowing: The Breakdown of Moral Philosophy in New England before the Civil War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226337746
eISBN:
9780226337883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226337883.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter focuses on the mature expression of Christian scholarship at Andover in the 1840s. Moses Stuart's students had come of age and assumed prominent positions on the faculty. Chief among ... More


“I Felt It to Be My Duty to Refuse”: The President and the Slave Trader

John Y. Simon, Harold Holzer, and Dawn Vogel

in Lincoln Revisited: New Insights from the Lincoln Forum

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823227365
eISBN:
9780823240869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823227365.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The most common complaint by Abraham Lincoln's critics was that he was too easily moved by a personal, emotional appeal, particularly from women. His own attorney general, Edward Bates, was one of ... More


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