Arguing about Slavery The Great Battle in the United States Congress (PDF)


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    read & download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ William Lee Miller William Lee Miller ✓ 3 review summary Arguing about Slavery The Great Battle in the United States Congress Every student in America should be reuired to read this book along with C Vann Woodward's The Strange Career of Jim Crow Miller has provided a lesson in the true meaning of democratic values

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    read & download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ William Lee Miller Arguing about Slavery The Great Battle in the United States Congress (PDF) William Lee Miller ✓ 3 review The best measure of my opinion about this book is that I own two copies one that I've marked up with my comments in the margins and one that I use for lending purposes It is what all history books should be It covers a little known aspect of US history the self imposed gag order that Congress put on itself in the 1840s and the heroic efforts of John uincy Adams in bringing the gag order down The author William Lee Miller is a history prof

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    Arguing about Slavery The Great Battle in the United States Congress (PDF) William Lee Miller ✓ 3 review Most well written history EVER

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    William Lee Miller ✓ 3 review read & download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ William Lee Miller summary Arguing about Slavery The Great Battle in the United States Congress This is a favorite I recommended it to the Adams County Library and they bought two Mr Miller almost makes the steam rising above Congress also rise from the pages of this book I've read it several times

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    William Lee Miller ✓ 3 review read & download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ William Lee Miller summary Arguing about Slavery The Great Battle in the United States Congress In order to establish a union the nation’s founders had to craft documents acceptable to both northern and southern states Therefore the US Constitution both allowed for the practice of slavery and provided the means of abolishing it The words slave and slavery are never mentioned in the document and the founders edited

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    William Lee Miller ✓ 3 review read & download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ William Lee Miller summary Arguing about Slavery The Great Battle in the United States Congress From a 21st century perspective the issues are so clear the attitudes of the Congressional players so clearly good guys vs bad guys I found it fascinating to watch John uincy Adams perhaps America's finest diplomat and one of our least successf

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    summary Arguing about Slavery The Great Battle in the United States Congress read & download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ✓ William Lee Miller William Lee Miller ✓ 3 review This book was a life changing experience for me I had no idea John uincey Adams was in the House of Representatives after he was Pre

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    summary Arguing about Slavery The Great Battle in the United States Congress William Lee Miller ✓ 3 review Arguing about Slavery The Great Battle in the United States Congress (PDF) A fascinating story told with supreme skill by William Lee Miller John C Calhoun will enrage you with his Orwellian justifications for slavery John uincy Adams' audacious exploits will leave you in awe of his chutzpah The uaint idiosyncracies of old time Congress will have you chuckling And you'll come away learning a whole lot Thi

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Arguing about Slavery The Great Battle in the United States Congress

review Arguing about Slavery The Great Battle in the United States Congress Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB summary Arguing about Slavery The Great Battle in the United States Congress A blow by blow re creation of the battle royal that raged in Congress in the 1830s when a small band of represent. Most well written history EVER

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review Arguing about Slavery The Great Battle in the United States Congress Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB summary Arguing about Slavery The Great Battle in the United States Congress D Southern sympathizing sponsors of the successive gag rules that had long blocked debate on the subject of slave. I generally don t read many history books and even less that are this in depth about the goings on in congress But I ve heard this book recommended by several people Freuently I ve heard and wondered myself why it took the civil war to end slavery Why didn t the people just vote to end it Was the whole nation racist Why did it cost over 600000 lives to pay for the sin of slavery I think everyone should read this book to understand the political climate of the nation at the time as well as the motivations on both sides I was surprised at how it was virtually impossible for anyone to even bring up the subject of slavery in congress If you did all the democrats from the slave states would give red faced speeches flowing with righteous indignation claiming you were treasonous and traitor who wishes to dissolve the union by daring to uestion slavery You were the lowest of the low to them But it wasn t just angry words in congress as we found out Even if you lived in the north and were outspoken about abolition your house could be ransacked and all your furniture thrown in the street at burned you could be beaten and stoned Governors in the north sympathetic to slavery could have you run out of town Elijah Lovejoy was killed by a mob while defending his printing press in Illinois In the south it was much worse abolitionists were threatened with death if they brought any abolitionist material south Even the postal service in the south was burning any such material and the issue was later brought up on congress The author paints a vivid picture of the US in the early 1800 s starting with the forming of the abolition society who was primarily comprised of uakers and who s flyers were mostly handed out by women They were also instrumental in organizing the signing of petitions to abolish slaveryThese petitions were brought forth in congress dutifully by a few of their representatives as the author pointed out even if they didn t agree with the petitions They felt it their duty and honor to defend the right to petition as granted in the first amendment The travesty was that as soon as someone tried to read one in congress they d get shouted down and a vote would be called to table the petition which basically meant they would lay the petition on the table and never look into it So the people s right to petition was being ignored About 230 pages in or so it starts getting good J Adams former president now congressman relentlessly raises the slavery issue over and over by presenting petition after petition The dude had some balls and it was great watching the southern congressmen suirm then get outraged and hurl insults and in many cases walk out Despite his boldness the pro abolition members did not have the numbers to affect any real change Any time he tried to propose something or have something sent to committee they were voted down So much so that they eventually passed a gag rule saying anything having to do with slavery was automatically tabled and was not to be talked about He agitates them so much they vote to censure him The best part is he votes for himself to be censured too Because if he is censured he has the right to defend himself which means they can t stop him from talking about whatever he wants Let s have it out Let s see if you can censure me Have you considered what that means I won t tell you how that works out but it s probably the best partThis book is primarily about the struggle by J Adams and a few other like minded congressmen trying to get the gag rule overturned It s brought up how many abolitionists are famous for changing the public sentiment on slavery but a number of politicians like J got very little credit when they were the ones in congress actually trying to affect change of the lawsAll this said at times some of this can be a bit dry to the average reader who does not have a big interest in history and it is a bit of a read at well over 500 pages That said it s a important and meaningful read and will give you a better understanding of beginning of the abolition movement before the big names like Fredrick Douglass Harriet Tubman and Lincoln were around

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review Arguing about Slavery The Great Battle in the United States Congress Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB summary Arguing about Slavery The Great Battle in the United States Congress Atives led by President John uincy Adams of Massachusetts employed intricate stratagems to outwit the Southern an. From a 21st century perspective the issues are so clear the attitudes of the Congressional players so clearly good guys vs bad guys I found it fascinating to watch John uincy Adams perhaps America s finest diplomat and one of our least successful Presidents the failure of strong principles and the presumption that being right makes might as he staked his claim on the right of all Americans to petition the Congress to state our grievances and to have those petitions acknowledged The fact that the most challenged petitions focused on the abolition of slavery and led to continuing battles in Congress over gag rules to prevent any discussion of that peculiar institution provides the core to this fine read An interesting window into the pre Civil War history of the discussion of slavery an insightful presentation of the intriguing JA This book has pulled me back into continuing reading on the extended interim between the War of 1812 and the Civil War

  • Hardcover
  • 577
  • Arguing about Slavery The Great Battle in the United States Congress
  • William Lee Miller
  • English
  • 10 February 2020
  • 9780394569222