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The U.S. Constitution as written in 1787 never used the words "slavery" or "slave," adopting instead the euphemism, "all other persons." The first time the word "slavery" appeared in the document w...
"Fellow citizens, pardon me, and allow me to ask, why am I called upon to speak here today? What have I or those I represent to do with your national independence? Are the great principles of polit...
Estimated total U.S. cotton production in 1814: 150,000 bales Estimated total U.S. cotton production in 1860: 4 million bales Free black population of the United States in 1830: 319,599 Enslaved bl...
American Colonization Society American Anti-Slavery Society
abolitionist, abolitionists, abolitionism A radical reformer who demanded immediate emancipation (an end to slavery). Usually associated with the post-1831 period, although one could argue that cer...
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