At the Precipice: Americans North and South during the Secession Crisis

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Index
Abolitionists: antislavery literature and, 124–25; John Brown and, 2, 180, 253; Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 and, 22, 24, 103, 191, 255; from Great Britain, 124– 25, 202, 256; Lincoln and, 5, 137, 210, 216, 217, 255, 257–60, 275; petitions to Congress, 45, 105, 127–28; proslavery and, 105, 154, 308 (n. 70); radical, 34, 63, 94, 95, 103, 146, 216, 255–56; religion and, 2, 21–22, 24, 235, 252–53, 332 (n. 24); Republican Party and, 2–3, 72, 191, 275, 277; rise of, 2, 27, 250, 308 (n. 70); southern feeling about, 63, 68, 103, 125–26, 127, 166–67, 246, 247, 305–6 (n. 35); U.S. Constitution and, 216, 255, 332–33 (n. 31); white southerners as, 71–72, 102–3, 110; women, 22, 35, 102, 103, 110, 249, 254, 255. See also Beecher, Henry Ward; Douglass, Frederick; Garrison, William Lloyd; Truth, Sojourner
Abzug, Robert H., 21
Adams, James Hopkins, 244
Adams, John, 51
Adams, John Quincy, 53, 123, 134; as president, 119–20, 121
Affleck, Thomas, 163
African Americans, 20, 57, 277, 284; American dream and, 206, 326 (n. 25); John Brown and, 301 (n. 61); escaping slavery, 59, 62, 107, 300–301 (n. 55), 301 (n. 58); interracial marriages, 217; in New York City, 230, 252, 253–54; proposed colonization of freed slaves, 23, 64, 66, 109, 126–27, 154, 171, 183, 208, 214, 216, 237, 253; proposed suffrage for freed slaves, 230, 260; in Richmond, Va., 176; slavery and honor and, 94–95, 217–18, 305–6 (n. 35), 306 (n. 44), 327 (n. 50); Union Army black troops, 36, 94–95. See also Douglass, Frederick; Emancipation; Racism; Slavery; Truth, Sojourner
Age of Reason, The (Paine), 208
Agriculture: in border states, 185–86, 320 (n. 57); hemp, 122, 154, 185, 189, 192; indigo, 70; in Midwest, 224, 230; northern vs. southern, 192–94, 196; rice, 70, 189; southern, 189–91, 318 (n. 32); tobacco, 70, 187, 189, 318 (n. 32); wheat, 224, 230, 318 (n. 32), 328 (n. 61). See also Cotton
Alabama, 38, 215; secession, 73, 75, 152
Albany Atlas and Argus, 273
Albany Regency, 118–19, 123, 233, 310 (n. 6)
Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798, 51
Allen, William, 166
Allen, Zechariah, 284, 337 (n. 59)
Alternative, The (Holcombe), 253
Amalgamation (white-black sexual relations), 3, 64, 106–11, 154, 165–66, 206, 217, 248, 309 (nn. 77, 82), 326 (n. 25)
American Antislavery Society, 124–25, 253, 255
American Colonization Society, 21
American dream, 195, 197, 206, 231, 326 (n. 25)
American nationalism, 10–14, 17–19, 25–26
American Party. See Know-Nothings
American Revolution, 13–14, 17, 48, 64, 113, 160, 206
American System, 122, 123, 182, 208, 218. See also Clay, Henry; Whig Party
Anderson, Eba Clinch, 86

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