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Collisions of Conflict: Studies in American History and Culture, 1820-1920 (Katowice Interdisciplinary and Comparative Studies)

Collisions of Conflict: Studies in American History and Culture, 1820-1920 (Katowice Interdisciplinary and Comparative Studies)

Language: English

Pages: 149

ISBN: 3631648480

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


This book explores and analyzes the problems and challenges that have resulted from the Civil War, Reconstruction, slavery, and segregation in North America. These painful chapters in American history have continued along racial and regional lines and are of particular interest today when the USA are for the first time governed by an African American president. The postscriptum extends the main narrative by focusing on selected writers’ activities and fiction during the Civil War and Reconstruction.

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brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of Uncle Tom’s 40 Chapter 2 Cabin. Edmund Quincy served as vice-president of the American AntiSlavery Society. Abby K. Foster together with Angelina Grimké promoted abolitionism, delivering lectures to various audiences. She was sometimes attacked by the clergy and strongly hated in Southern states. Angelina and Sarah Grimké came from a family of slaveholders. After having convinced their mother to apportion the slaves to them, the sisters freed

“Oliver (colored) . . . had not only seen the riders, but had actually been interviewed by them. He slept in the mill, and during the night had been aroused from his sleep could not tell how, nor exactly when, but did not doubt that the agency was supernatural. Proceeding to the door, he saw what he supposed to be ‘sperrits,’ mounted on what he thought resembled horses . . . ” (34). The road from club, a source of mythicized local pranks, to a more serious politicized organization was short. As

started publishing a list of lynching cases in 1882. Many other institutions and individuals, including, for instance, the NAACP or Ida B. WellsBarnett, referred to the records of the paper. Years of Shame 89 The number of persons lynched between 1889 and 1918 in individual states show the South was the absolute leader. Most cases, more than 400, occurred in Georgia, followed by Mississippi, and then Texas with 335 cases. Wyoming, the first state on the list that is not a Southern or

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hold paramount to all political arrangements, however convenient and advantageous. (Perkins 200, 201) On the same day, December 17, Governor Pickens of South Carolina, asked permission to place state troops at Fort Sumter. James Buchanan’s answer, since formally he was still the president, was as follows: “If South Carolina should attack any of these forts, she will then become assailant in a war against the United States” (qtd. in Stampp 60). On December 18, when the seriousness of the crisis

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