Monthly Archives: January 2012
Western Massaschusetts has had a storied history of many civil rights and anti-slavery activists, including Soujourner Truth, David Ruggles, William Lloyd Garrison, and Frederick Douglass. All of these civil rights activists should be remembered and honored on this MLK Day. … Continue reading
http://cwemancipation.wordpress.com/2012/01/13/fear-versus-fact http://cwemancipation.wordpress.com/2012/01/13/fear-versus-fact/ Donald Schaffer discusses the Southern fears that Lincoln’s election would lead to widespread slave revolts, and that this was a major factor behind the initial wave of secession.