The Slaveholding Republic: An Account of the United States Government's Relations to Slavery

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INDEX
Abbott, Richard H., 336
Ableman v. Booth,239–40, 291
abolitionism: and Benjamin Franklin, 28; and disagreement over the meaning of the Constitution, 38–39; and the British example, 51, 120; and the Constitution, 244–45; and the fugitive slave issue, 209–10, 223, 251; and use of the federal mail, 301–2; and violence, 213, 226, 233, 234, 238, 297–98, 362–63; political abolitionism, 68, 71, 78, 88, 116–17, 298–99, 300; underground railroad, 225; use of propaganda, 66. See also American Anti-Slavery Society; Amistad case; Burns affair; Douglass, Frederick; Garrison, William Lloyd; Liberty Party; Lundy, Benjamin; Phillips, Wendell; Quakers; Smith, Gerrit
Adams, James H., 180
Adams, John: and the “three-fifths compromise, ” 21–22; collaboration with Toussaint L'Ouverture, 112; on ending slavery in Massachusetts, 18; on issues relating to the residency question, 55–56, 60; opposed the French revolution, 90; representing the slave-holding interest in foreign affairs, 25, 92
Adams, John Quincy: against annexation of Texas, 125; beginnings of his antislavery stance, 72–73; cautious in suppressing international slave trade, 155, 156, 158–60, 166; death of, 52; defends slave-holding interest in diplomatic relations, 93–96, 98, 101–2; expansionist in early career, 118–19, 127, 132, 375; antislavery opinions, 164; opposition to funding Liberia's colonization, 154; opposition to the “gag rule, ” 76–77; position on Haiti, 115; southern attempt to censure, 110; supporters oppose D'Auterive claim, 7
African Americans, free blacks: aided fugitive slaves, 223, 233, 417–18; affected by Dred Scott case, 282; affected by slave codes, 64; regarded as slaves unless they could prove otherwise, 212; service in the Civil War, 322–23; service in the Revolutionary War, 19; subject to abduction into slavery, 359; viewed as vicious by whites, 74, 85, 123–24. See also Reconstruction; slavery
Alexander, Mark, 70, 71
Allen, Samuel, C., 11
Amelia Island, 149, 153
American Anti-Slavery Society, 202–3
American Colonization Society, 153–54, 188–89, 387
American Party. See KnowNothings

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Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • The Slaveholding Republic 1
  • 1 - Introduction 3
  • 2 - Slavery and the Founding of the Republic 15
  • 3 - Slavery in the National Capital 49
  • 4 - Slavery in American Foreign Relations 89
  • 5 - The African Slave Trade, 1789 to 1842 135
  • 6 - The African Slave Trade, 1842 to 1862 173
  • 7 - The Fugitive Slave Problem to 1850 205
  • 8 - The Fugitive Slave Problem, 1850 to 1864 231
  • 9 - Slavery in the Federal Territories 253
  • 10 - The Republican Revolution 295
  • 11 - Conclusion 339
  • Notes 345
  • Index 453
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