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The Failure of the South to Convince Delaware to Secede

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 in leaving the United States. In some cases, such as Virginia and Tennessee, the targeted states seceded. In others, such as in Kentucky and Delaware,

“No Negro Shall Have the Right” – The Black Struggle for the Vote Across the North and South

The actual history of the African-American vote is more complex than we often think. Across both the North and the South, the right was most often denied.

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