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Vessels of Evil: American Slavery and the Holocaust

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It is no pleasure to me to triumph over any one; but I give thanks to the Almighty for this evidence of the people's resolution to stand by free government and the rights of humanity. Finland and Norway were by no means the first states to give women the vote. In your trouble you have made us citizens. Just as (if not more) important, the rights—de facto as well as de jure—that black people won during and retained after emancipation increased immeasurably their ability to fight for greater freedom and equality of rights down the road.

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Colonial and Post-Colonial Incarceration

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I hope then, my dear sir.. .. you will come forward in the public councils, become the missionary of this doctrine truly Christian; insinuate and inculcate it softly but steadily through the medium of writing and conversation; associate others in your labors, and when the phalanx [brigade or regiment] is formed, bring on and press the proposition perseveringly until its accomplishment. But, of course, all men weren't equal in America.

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The Dutch Slave Trade (European Expansion & Global

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The "value of slaves" figures are taken from Sutch and Ransom (1988). 21 A significant proportion of the wealth in slaves was eliminated by the stroke of Abraham Lincoln's pen when he signed the Emancipation Proclamation that freed slaves in the rebellious areas. But, as Downs shows in his book, Sick From Freedom, the reality of emancipation during the chaos of war and its bloody aftermath often fell brutally short of that positive image.

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Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the

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Many argue that slavery figures in Islamic scripture in much the same way that it figures in the Bible — as a reflection of the period in antiquity in which the religion was born. “In the milieu in which the Quran arose, there was a widespread practice of men having sexual relationships with unfree women,” said Kecia Ali, an associate professor of religion at Boston University and the author of a book on slavery in early Islam. “It wasn’t a particular religious institution. Secondly, it allowed slaveholders more sway in Congress while still disenfranchising black people throughout the United States.

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To Be A Slave in Brazil: 1550-1888

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He is credited with writing “African Slavery in America” (1776) one of first published works to call for the emancipation of black slaves. The long-term result came in the three "Civil War" amendments to the Constitution (the XIII, which abolished slavery, the XIV, which extended federal legal protections to citizens regardless of race, and the XV, which abolished racial restrictions on voting). I do not impugn the motives of any one opposed to me. He and his wife Harriet were ardent supporters of women's suffrage; indeed Harriet's essay The Enfranchisement of Women had appeared in the Westminster Review as far back as 1851.

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"Puffing Billy" and the prize "Rocket;" or The story of the

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Concern about outright slave insurrections proved unfounded, however. About 3.5 million were shipped by the British, and a fifth of that number were in Liverpool ships, as the one of John Newton's was. Isfandiyar remained there for the rest of his life. By the war's end, more than 40,000 Black soldiers had lost their lives to end the slave system in the South. But instead of inspiring Cuba's plantation owners to pursue fair play, the slavers persecute the interracial couple instead.

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Ocean of Letters: Language and Creolization in an Indian

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Following the Civil War, when slavery finally ended in America after nearly two hundred and fifty years, former slaves took measures to formalize their family relations, to find family members, and to put their families back together. The 13th Amendment, which sold for $2.4 million, was one of the 14 copies signed by Lincoln Feb. 1, 1865, according to Sotheby's. X. "Slaves being objects of property, if injured by third persons, their owners, may bring suit, and recover damages for the injury."

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The experience of Thomas Jones, who was a slave for

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Such social institutions which help emancipate women's everyday lives, turning the slave of the home and family into a free member of the working class--the class which is its own boss and the creator of new forms of living." (Theses, Resolutions and Manifestos of the First Four Congresses of the Third International, p. 220.) But under the prevailing conditions of backwardness and poverty in Russia after 1917, these ideas could not adequately be put into practice.

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A Short History of Transatlantic Slavery (I.B.Tauris Short

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About two miles south of Gettysburg and six miles north of the Mason-Dixon Line, McAllister’s Mill provided shelter to hundreds of freedom seekers during the years leading up to the Civil War. Despite the egalitarianism of the new revolutionary regime, Haitian society remained hierarchical, with deep disparities in wealth between the mixed-race mulatto freedmen and newly emancipated blacks. There was no ethnic or territorial preference for the taking of slaves.

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Wilberforce: Slavery, Religion and Politics: The Wilberforce

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Churches in abolitionist strongholds in the North held vigils on New Year’s Eve, singing and praying that Lincoln would stay the course. We erred on the side of being inclusive rather than exclusive for this edition. In a complicated series of intraparty battles, the Liberty party merged with antiextensionist Whigs and Democrats to create the Free Soil party. Andrew Johnson, as quoted in Andrew Johnson: A Profile (1969), "Johnson and the Negro", by Lawanda Cox and John H.

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