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The Coming of the Civil War
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Web links for this program are listed below. Text-based resources are listed in the Program 10 Bibliography.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

The Classic Text: Harriet Beecher Stowe
http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/Library/special/exhibits/clastext/clspg149.htm  
Biographical information on Harriet Beecher Stowe, with an illustrated analysis of Uncle Tom's cabin.

Harriet Beecher Stowe
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/stowe/StoweHB.html  
A bibliography of Harriet Beecher Stowe with related links, including one to the full text of Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Harriet Beecher Stowe - Mother, Reformer
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~MA97/riedy/hbs.html  
A quote by Beecher Stowe on motherhood, with links to letters and documents on Uncle Tom's Cabin.

The Women of The Hall - Harriet Beecher Stowe
http://www.greatwomen.org/women.php?action=viewone&id=154  
A brief biography of Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Women in History - Harriet Beecher Stowe biography
http://www.lkwdpl.org/wihohio/stow-har.htm  
Biographical information on Harriet Beecher Stowe, with a photo and links to other Stowe sites.

Harriet Beecher-Stowe
http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/hbstowe.htm  
A biography of Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Harriet Beecher Stowe's 'Uncle Tom's Cabin'
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/STOWE/stowe.html  
The text of Uncle Tom's Cabin, with related links.

Africans in America - Slave Narratives and Uncle Tom's Cabin
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p2958.html  
Information on anti-slavery writings, including Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Frederick Douglass

Today in History, April 16
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/today/apr16.html  
A page about abolition in the District of Columbia, with reference to Douglass and an excerpt from a speech as well as a link to six other speeches.

"What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"
http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/index.asp?document=162  
Provides a link to the text of Douglass's speech, What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?, with a summary, an analysis, a bibliography, a Douglass biography, etc.

Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)
http://guweb2.gonzaga.edu/faculty/campbell/enl311/douglass.htm  
A collection of Frederick Douglass literature links, including a list of Douglass works available online.

A Short Biography of Frederick Douglass
http://www.frederickdouglass.org/douglass_bio.html  
A short biography of Frederick Douglass with links to three of his speeches.

Charles Sumner

Charles Sumner, "The Crime Against Kansas"
http://alpha.furman.edu/~benson/docs/sumnerksh2.htm  
The text of Sumner's speech, "The Crime Against Kansas."

Furman: The Crime Against Kansas, by Charles Sumner
http://www.furman.edu/~benson/docs/sumnerksH.htm  
The text of Sumner's speech, "The Crime Against Kansas."

The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
http://www.impeach-andrewjohnson.com/11BiographiesKeyIndividuals/CharlesSumner.htm  
A biography of Sumner with a photo.

Carte De Visite - Charles Sumner
http://www.npg.si.edu/exh/brady/gallery/106gal.html  
A brief profile on Sumner with a photo and a reference to the speech, "The Crime Against Kansas."

Africans in America/Part 4/Bleeding Kansas
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p2952.html  
The history behind "Bleeding Kansas," with a reference to Charles Sumner and his speech, "The Crime Against Kansas."

Andrew Butler

Butler, Andrew Pickens, 1796-1857
http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B001173  
A brief biography of Andrew Butler.

Anthony Burns

Africans in America Anthony Burns captured
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p2915.html  
The story of the capture of Anthony Burns. Provides links to a letter from Burns to the Baptist Church, his speech in The Liberator, etc.

Charles Emery Stevens, 1815-1893. Anthony Burns: A History
http://docsouth.unc.edu/neh/stevens/stevens.html  
The text of Charles Emery Steven's Anthony Burns: A History. Includes detailed biographical information on Burns.

Dred Scott Case

Africans in America - Dred Scott case: the Supreme Court decision
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4h2933.html  
A background on the Dred Scott case with links to the text of the court ruling, a Dred Scott biography and portrait, etc.

Dred Scott v. Sandford
http://www.tourolaw.edu/patch/Scott/  
The text of the Dred Scott v. Sanford court proceedings.

USA: Dred Scott Case
http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/D/1851-1875/dredscott/dredxx.htm  
Provides links to the Dred Scott case, the opinion of the court, concurring and dissenting opinions, etc.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

IHAS Poet - Ralph Waldo Emerson.
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/ihas/poet/emerson.html  
An interactive site on Emerson, with photos, biographical information, a QuickTime video, and related links.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Biography
http://people.brandeis.edu/~teuber/emersonbio.html  
An Emerson biography and portrait.

The American Scholar by Ralph Waldo Emerson
http://www.vcu.edu/engweb/transcendentalism/authors/emerson/essays/amscholar.html  
The text of The American Scholar, by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Biography
http://www.uh.edu/~cfreelan/americana/emerson.html  
A biography with links on Emerson.

Emerson on Mexican War

The U.S.-Mexican War (1846-1848)
http://www.laprensa-sandiego.org/archieve/september11/war.htm  
A history of the war with a reference to Emerson as an opponent of the war, and a portrait.

Calhoun on Mexican War

John C. Calhoun: The Marx of the Master Class
http://www.mc.cc.md.us/Departments/hpolscrv/jccalhoun.html  
A paper by Richard Hofstader containing biographical information on Calhoun with a reference to his "...forbidden fruit quote..."

John C. Calhoun

Today in History, March 18
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/today/mar18.html  
An illustrated John C. Calhoun profile with many related links, including one to the original draft of Calhoun's speech against the Compromise of 1850.

Calhoun, John - John C. Calhoun in the U.S. Capitol
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~CAP/CALHOUN/jcchome.html  
A tribute to John C. Calhoun with a biography, information on his political theory, and a gallery.

Daniel Webster

Today in History: March 7
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/today/mar07.html#websterspeech  
An illustrated profile on Webster with many related links, including one to the text of his Seventh of March speech.

Daniel Webster Speech
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~dwebster/speeches/seventh-march.html  
The text of Webster's speech to the United States Senate, on March 7, 1850, with his quote, "I wish to speak today, not as a Massachusetts man, nor as a Northern man..."

Henry Clay

Henry Clay (1777-1852): An Introduction
http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/B/hclay/hclay.htm  
A detailed profile of Henry Clay, with related links and a reference to his quote, "I know no South..."

Today in History: June 29
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/today/jun29.html  
An illustrated profile on Clay with many related links including one to the text of the Compromise of 1850.

Clay, Calhoun, Webster on Compromise of 1850

American Treasures of the Library of Congress: Compromise of 1850
http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/Compromise1850.html  
A scanned copy of the text of the Compromise of 1850 speech.

Africans in America: The Compromise of 1850
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p2951.html  
The context and history of the Compromise of 1850.

Politics and Sectionalism in the 1850s
http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/E/1850s/poli2.htm  
Background and contextual information on the Compromise of 1850. Includes an outline of its major ideas.

John Brown

John Brown
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p1550.html  
History of Brown's antislavery activities, with links to images, his final speech, and information about the Harpers Ferry Raid.

People in The West - John Brown
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/a_c/brown.htm  
A biography and a photo of John Brown.

John Brown: The Conspirators
http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/jbrown/master.html  
A portrait of John Brown. Provides links to a brief chronology of events, eyewitness accounts, related links, as well as to information about the Brown family, the conspirators, etc.

John Brown and the Pottawatomie Killings
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/CONTEXTS/Kansas/jbrown.html  
A photo of John Brown and the story of the Pottawatomie killings.

John Brown's Final Speech

John Brown's speech
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4h2943.html  
A brief introduction and text of John Brown's final speech.

Alexander Boteler's Account
http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/jbrown/boteler.html  
Recollections of the John Brown Raid by a Virginian who witnessed the fight. Includes many illustrations.

African American Odyssey - Fugitive Slave Law
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/aopart3b.html#03e  
A brief background and the story of John Brown and the Harper's Ferry Raid. Includes a scanned original of his final address.

Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln Home NHS Homepage
http://www.nps.gov/liho/  
A Lincoln Home National historic site, with links to a Lincoln chronology, information about Lincoln and slavery, etc.

Abraham Lincoln
http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/al16.html  
A portrait and biography of Abraham Lincoln.

Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address
http://showcase.netins.net/web/creative/lincoln/speeches/1inaug.htm  
The text of Lincoln's first Inaugural Address.

Abraham Lincoln
http://sc94.ameslab.gov/TOUR/alincoln.html  
A portrait and a biography of Abraham Lincoln.

Lincoln's Letter to Stephens
http://members.aol.com/jfepperson/aleck.html  
A brief Introduction and the text of Lincoln's letter. Includes a link to Stephens's reply to the letter.



  

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