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January 23, 2019

Posts tagged "Emancipation Proclamation"

Slavery in America’s South : Implications and Effects

The institution of slavery in America’s southern states was based primarily in economics rather than some inherent adoration of the practice itself. When the Mason-Dixon line was created in the 1760s, Eli Whitney’s revolutionary cotton gin (which would eventually solidify  →

Overview of the Reconstruction Era in American History

Reconstruction was the period after the Civil War that extended from roughly 1865-1877 in the span of American history immediately following the Civil War and involved the re-integration of states of the Confederacy. It was a highly volatile time because while many  →

Narrative, Rhetoric, and Audience Awareness in the Speeches of Martin Luther King Jr.

A great deal of the power behind Martin Luther King’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail” and “I have a Dream” speech lies in an acute understanding of the power of rhetoric and keen awareness of the audience. While all of the  →

The Kansas-Nebraska Act Controversy

Before beginning a discussion about the Kansas-Nebraska controversy, it is useful to point out that there were sectional and other political problems brewing. For example, one cannot ignore the role played by Stephen Douglass nor the current economic situation in  →