Why Is It Illegal to Walk Freely in Most of the US?
Many places in Europe allow responsible walking wherever one’s feet take them, regardless of private property. In the US? Not so much.
Browse Hundreds of Documents Submitted by Enslaved People Petitioning for Freedom
A redesigned website now offers access to hundreds of freedom petitions brought by enslaved people in Washington, DC, in the first half of the nineteen ...
Making of America Books
Making of America (MOA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history primarily from the antebellum period through reconstruction.
Owen Lovejoy; 1811-1864; an American lawyer, Congregational minister, abolitionist, and Republican congressman from Illinois. He was also a "conductor" on the Underground Railroad. After his brother Elijah Lovejoy was murdered in November 1837 by pro-slavery forces, Owen became the leader of abolitionists in Illinois.
The Owen Lovejoy Home in Princeton, Il. He was a preacher in Princeton, the leading abolitionist in Illinois, a conductor on the Underground Railroad, a United States congressman, the younger brother of martyred abolitionist Elijah Lovejoy of Alton, co-founder of the Republican Party in Illinois, and a political ally of Abraham Lincoln, whom Lincoln called his "most generous friend."
Albion – Distilled History
One of my favorite television programs is American Experience on PBS. Known for their well-produced and in-depth historical documentaries, American Experience has been simply killing it lately. “Death and the Civil War“ aired back in November, a film based on the fantastic book This Republic of Suffering by Drew Gilpin Faust. Recently, they aired another...