As slavery grew and expanded, slave owners worked out new justifications for the institution. While many focused upon the various ways that slavery "improved" the
Voices of the Cause
During the Secession Winter of 1860-1861, several seceding slave states sent commissioners to border slave states in the hopes of convincing them to join them
Stories of Abolition
Throughout pre-Civil War American history, one of the greatest fears common to both Northerners and Southerners was the fear that the Union would be dissolved.
Historical Lynchings: This Disgraceful Evil
This week, we'll have a look at four separate lynchings by white mobs. In Louisiana, a black man is shot in his home for testifying
This week, we'll have a look at four separate lynchings of black citizens by white mobs. In Mississippi, a black man is hanged for the