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The National Phase of the Liberal Republican Movement, 1870–1872

Andrew L. Slap

in The Doom of Reconstruction: The Liberal Republicans in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227099
eISBN:
9780823234998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227099.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

The liberal republicans saw the Cincinnati Convention as the ultimate means to gain control of the Republican Party. However, the proceedings of the Liberal Republican ... More


Radical Property Confiscation in the Thirty-Seventh Congress

in The Limits of Sovereignty: Property Confiscation in the Union and the Confederacy during the Civil War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226314822
eISBN:
9780226314860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314860.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

On July 4, 1861, Abraham Lincoln called the Thirty-seventh Congress into special session. On August 6, the last day of this short first session, the Congress passed, and Lincoln soon signed, the ... More


The Conservative Assault on Confiscation

in The Limits of Sovereignty: Property Confiscation in the Union and the Confederacy during the Civil War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226314822
eISBN:
9780226314860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314860.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

On April 18, 1862, Republican Senator Orville Browning, a powerful friend of President Abraham Lincoln, condemned the radical confiscation plan of his Illinois colleague, Lyman Trumbull, and, in a ... More


The Moderate Coup

in The Limits of Sovereignty: Property Confiscation in the Union and the Confederacy during the Civil War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226314822
eISBN:
9780226314860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226314860.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Inbetween the radical and conservative coalitions was a powerful group of legislators who were torn on the issue of confiscation. These moderates all belonged to the Republican Party, and most of ... More


Abolition

Arna Bontemps

in The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037696
eISBN:
9780252094958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037696.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the abolition of slavery in Illinois after the firing on Fort Sumter in April 1861 marked the beginning of the end of the struggle for emancipation. Many of the settlers of ... More


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