The Negro and the Nation: A History of American Slavery and Enfranchisement

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INDEX
Abott, Ernest Hamlin, on industrial problem of South, 397.
Abolition, see Emancipation.
Abolitionists (Cf. Anti-slavery men), in England, 38; opinions of North and South on, 54; inclusiveness of term, 54 ff; characterized, 56 ff; conservatives ally themselves with Republicans, 130; extremists not opposed to secession, 212; favor disunion, 217.
Adams, Charles Francis, joins "Free Soil" party, 81; nominated for Vice-President, 82; proposes compromise on slavery, 229; candidate for Presidential nomination, 328.
Adams, John Quincy, characteristics, 28; relations with Clay, 29; in Congress, 72; believes abol. of slavery as war measure legal, 253.
Adams, Nehemiah (Dr.), 141.
Adams, Samuel, 8.
Alabama, admitted as slave State, 23; forbids importation of slaves, later repeals, 36; secedes, 225; emancipation in, 260; gives qualified assent to thirteenth amendment, 262; provisional govt. formed, 275; reconstructed, 310; negro voters in majority in, 311; Federal interference in election ( 1872), 323; Democrats regain control in, 324; legal limitation of suffrage in, 383, 384.
Alabama Claims, the, settled, 325.
Alcorn, J. M., first Republican governor of Mississippi, 336.
Alcott, Amos Bronson, characterizes John Brown, 160; futile views cf on war, 242.
Allen, Charles, refuses to support Whig party, 81.
Amendments, constitutional, Thirteenth, 262; ratified, 268, 276; declared adopted, 276; Fourteenth formulated and discussed, 297 ff; prob. reason for mistake of exclusion art. in, 301; disqualifications under removed by Congress, 302; restoration offered to South upon adoption of, 303; rejected by South, 304, 310; Grant against exclusion clauses in, 310; scheme to apply to reduction of Southern representation, 403 ff; Fifteenth proposed, 314; adopted, 315, 403.
American Missionary Asso'n, labors of for freedmen, 362.
American Party. (See KNOW- NOTHING PARTY), 115, 151; death of,153.
"American system," 31.
Ames, Adelbert, governor of Mississippi, 336; calls for Federal troops; impeached; driven from state, 340.
Ames, Charles G., characterizes Stroud's Slave Laws, 110.
Amherst agricultural college, chooses negro foot ball captain, 406.
Anderson, Major, at Ft. Moultrie, 223; Buchanan refuses aid to; withdraws to Ft. Sumter; supported, 224; surrenders, 235.
Andersonville, terrors of, 245. Andrew, John A. (Gov.), denounces slavery, 154; on John Brown, 165; strongly opposes secession, 230; course as war governor, 279; suggests principles of reconstruction, 280; endeavors to interest Northern capital in South, 319.
"Anti- Nebraska" party, 115.
Anti-secessionists, in North and South, 212.

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