Abolitionists in Missouri

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"Huck Finn and Jim" Lithograph by Thomas Hart Benton, Missouri State Historical Society

Two Kinds… Although there were people in Missouri throughout the pre-Civil War period who abhorred the institution of slavery, those who advocated its abolition were a minority.  Their views were bitterly opposed and often suppressed by the irate proslavery forces.  There were two kinds of abolitionists:  (1) those who only advocated ending the system and (2) those who acted illegally to spirit slaves away.  The Missouri slaveholder did not discriminate between the two and considered the first as bad as the second.  …Among Three Groups Abolitionists in Missouri can be classified into three groups:  (1) certain…

Land Register – Germany

Property registers afford a very specific artifact reflecting the conditions in place when Johann and family decided to emigrate from Germany to the United States in 1843. Political and social Conditions in Germany in Early 19th Century History marks the French Revolution as a period of major social and political change. The effects reverberated throughout Europe, including Germany. The most colorful revolutionary episode in Germany in the late 1700's, the attempt to establish a republic in Mainz, after Custine's occupation of Mainz in 1792, was a short lived 'farce' conducted by a small number of 'Jacobins'…