May 11, 1860 “A Democratic orator, addressing a meeting of his party in Philadelphia lately, exclaimed, –‘if any one dares to come into my neighborhood and preach such treason as…

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1860 Anti-Abolition

August 3, 1860 Three lines:  ‘The latest news from New Orleans, dated July l30th, is that two Abolitionists have been hung in Texas for distributing arms and inciting slaves to…

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1860 Anti-Abolition

November 2, 1860 This article, from the N.Y. Journal of Commerce, appears in the Refuge of Oppression column. A few words give a sense of its point.  “The native African…

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1860 Anti-Abolition Pro-Slavery Slave Trade

1860 Anti-Abolition Anti-Slavery Organizations Violence vs. Garrison & Others

April 12, 1861 In the Refuge of Oppression column, from the Savannah Republican, is a brief article in which a slave, Harrison Berry, is cited as having written why “slavery…

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1861 Anti-Abolition

July 26, 1861 Under the Refuge of Oppression column, from the Bloomington (Ill) Times, is a sarcastic article about “this barbarous civil war”… “Let’s smash up things generally, and return…

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1861 Anti-Abolition Civil War

1862 Anti-Abolition Phillips, Wendell

July 18, 1862 In the Refuge of Oppression column, from the Dayton Empire, here are some of the words:  “Down with Abolitionism!  Let this be the motto of the truly…

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1862 Anti-Abolition

1863 Anti-Abolition Emancipation Proclamation

May 15, 1863 Under the Refuge of Oppression, from the Manchester Union,   “The Abolitionists will fail.  They accepted war, which might have been avoided with honor, because they thought it…

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1863 Anti-Abolition

July  17, 1863 Here is action by the Executive Committee of the American Anti-Slavery Society, relative to the proposition of the Rev. Moncure D. Conway who, has proposed that abolitionists…

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1863 Anti-Abolition

January 1, 1864 Under the Refuge of Oppression column, is  an article from the Boston Pilot. Addressing the “dire distress” of the time, it calls upon “men who govern” to…

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1864 Anti-Abolition

1864 Anti-Abolition Lincoln, Abraham

January 7, 1832 In a section of Correspondence, the Editor calls attention to “the reward so daringly offered by the Senate of Georgia for our abduction, is thus noticed by…

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