Monthly Archives: January 2012

Remembering Western Massachusetts Civil Rights Advocates on this MLK Day

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

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Fear of Slave Revolts and Secession 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.

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