26 Jun

We Are Your Sisters: Black Women in the Nineteenth Century

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Australia's ambassador to the Vatican, John McCarthy, is on the global council of the GFN and said the Australian government had supported Walk Free by facilitating access to the Vatican and helping with contacts with other faith leaders. "Today was a matter of enormous joy and of great satisfaction," he said. "[It was] an important milestone for interfaith co-operation over one of the greatest evils of the modern day. "We, the undersigned, are gathered here today for a historic initiative to inspire spiritual and practical action by all global faiths and people of goodwill everywhere to eradicate modern slavery across the world by 2020 and for all time.

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26 Jun

The West Indies, Before and Since Slave Emancipation:

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It was 150 years ago tomorrow: On Sept. 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued a preliminary proclamation ordering the emancipation of slaves in the Confederacy. In the years that followed, dozens of illegal slave transports took place between Africa and those destinations. The Economist (18/7/98) reports that: "Over the past few years the unemployment rate for East German women has consistently hovered around the 20 per cent mark, about five percentage points above the rate for men, and twice the rate for both men and women in Western Germany.

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25 Jun

Bondmen and Rebels: A Study of Master-Slave Relations in

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The English tried to enslave the natives, but they resisted and were usually successful in escaping. There is not a nation of the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of these United States at this very hour. McPherson's book of essays Abraham Lincoln and the Second American Revolution is also well worth reading. Lincoln “had made slavery a moral and not a legal issue, and he had propounded the disruptive idea of overriding the Supreme Court decision and of outlawing slavery in the new territories,” according to Winston Churchill. “He felt instinctively the weakness and impermanence of this new concession to the susceptibilities of the South.

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25 Jun

The Diligent: Worlds Of The Slave

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Lord Cornwallis would not allow runaways to be taken from his camp, even when their owners were not rebels. It’s a question that keeps me up at night. The only difference is that now he gets a salary.. .. They wanted to burn the city, kill the white men, and elect a new king and governor. Like in Jamaica, the creation of quasi-independent workers threatened the economic production of the region (because white believed that Africans would work for themselves, not for the colony).

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25 Jun

A Colony of Citizens: Revolution and Slave Emancipation in

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The big animals, however, tended to be clumsy and stupid because they never had to work hard to get what they wanted; they also tended to be very greedy. In the late 20th cent. the idea of compensating American blacks for their enslavement through some form of reparations won widespread support from African-American organizations and greater notice, although little support, from the broader society. Revels from his speech on the Georgia Bill on March 16, 1870; p. 337, Rep.

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25 Jun

The Atlantic Slave Trade (New Approaches to the Americas)

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From the Journal of the Supreme Court History, I found a very detailed account of the Constitutional Theory of Emancipation and Slavery. "For Lincoln, emancipation required the convergence of four preconditioning involving legal and constitutional theory, popular support on the home front, securing the loyal slave states, and military success." From Smithsonian magazine http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Day-of-Reckoning.html. Anthony, most suffragists favored the GOP.

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25 Jun

Underground Railroad in New York and New Jersey (The

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The Compromise of 1850 was a set of laws shepherded through Congress which essentially delayed the Civil War by a decade. Often times pitched as the “Great Emancipator” for his work on the Emancipation Proclamation, he took the first presidential step in the official ending of slavery.... [tags: Emancipation, Habeas Corpus Suspension] Overview of the Second Great Awakening - The Second Great Awakening was extremely influential in sparking the idea of reform in the minds of people across America.

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25 Jun

The Making of New World Slavery: From the Baroque to the

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Oglethorpe and the trustees had slavery banned during his first trip to England from the colony of Georgia. The benefits of this system for slaves included less supervision, more autonomy and more free time. By the 1830s, it became clear that colonization was not a viable solution. And be it further enacted, That no slave escaping into any State, Territory, or the District of Columbia, from any other State, shall be delivered up, or in any way impeded or hindered of his liberty, except for crime, or some offence against the laws, unless the person claiming said fugitive shall first make oath that the person to whom the labor or service of such fugitive is alleged to be due is his lawful owner, and has not borne arms against the United States in the presen t rebellion, nor in any way given aid and comfort thereto; and no person engaged in the military or naval service of the United States shall, under any pretence whatever, assume to decide on the validity of the claim of any person to the service or labor of any other person, or surrender up any such person to the claimant, on pain of being dismissed from the service."

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25 Jun

The Slave Power: The Free North & Southern Domination,

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We can't discuss modern politics on this site but world wide slavery never died and may very well be making a comeback. In Washington, DC, it was April 16, the same day slavery ended in the District. There had been many uprising that were getting more extreme over the summer of 1793. In the spring of 1862, Union troops captured western Tennessee but suffered appalling casualties at the Battle of Shiloh. On August 29, 1793 Sonthonax singly announced the emancipation of slavery in Saint Domingue.

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24 Jun

Letter to ministers and elders, on the sin of holding

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What that mission is, and what policy is best adapted to assist in its fulfillment, is the business of its people and its statesmen to know, and knowing, to make a noble use of this knowledge. Lincoln added passage to the Republican Party platform for the 1864 elections and in January 1865, the House of Representatives passed the amendment. Whiteness, just as it functioned in the 19th century to pave over class differences in the interest of racial solidarity, also has contributed to structuring urban poverty and to building the fear of criminal populations (nonwhites) that has fueled the construction of the prison-industrial complex.

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