Those ideas, however, were fundamentally wrong.
At first, the new states carved out of these territories entering the union were apportioned equally between slave and free states. Abraham Lincoln in He worked as a shopkeeper and a lawyer before entering politics in the s.
Grantand Virginia born Robert E.
Historian Thomas Fleming points to the historical phrase "a disease in the public mind" used by critics of this idea, and proposes it contributed to the segregation in the Jim Crow era following emancipation.
Returned to the Old Camp [Dec. A Lincoln victory presented them with a momentous choice as they saw iteven before his inauguration — "the Union without slavery, or slavery without the Union".