Connecticut in the American Civil War: Slavery, Sacrifice, by Matthew Warshauer

By Matthew Warshauer

Connecticut within the American Civil War bargains readers a amazing window into the state’s involvement in a clash that challenged and outlined the harmony of a country. The arc of the warfare is traced during the many aspects and tales of battlefield, domestic entrance, and manufacturing unit. Matthew Warshauer masterfully finds the numerous attitudes towards slavery and race ahead of, in the course of, and after the battle; Connecticut’s response to the firing on citadel Sumter; the dissent within the kingdom over even if the sword and musket may be raised opposed to the South; the elevating of troops; the sacrifice of these who served at the entrance and at domestic; and the necessity for closure after the conflict. This ebook is a concise, extraordinary account of a fancy and troubling warfare. nobody drawn to this era of yank heritage can have enough money to overlook analyzing this crucial contribution to our nationwide and native stories.

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92 Nor was abolition the issue. ” The Middletown Constitution announced: “The effect of this bill will be to create a feeling of most uncompromising hostility to the institution of slavery. Much has heretofore been yielded to the South for the sake of harmony . . ” The Norwich Examiner stated plainly: “It is not a question of whether 3,000,000 of American negroes . . shall continue in slavery. The question is this: ‘Shall the slave power rule our national government, and corrupt the fifteen or sixteen millions .

Connecticut Whigs, who had been so badly torn apart over the loss of economic issues and the rise of anti-immigration sentiment that in 1853 it had seemed the party was doomed, seized the compromise issue in 1854 and soared to victory, taking vast majorities in the state’s House and Senate, as well as electing the new governor. 94 In denouncing Democrats, Whigs glided more closely and openly toward abolition than they had ever done before. S. ” 95 This was shocking precisely because for so many years both parties had recognized that the Constitution protected the peculiar institution.

In 1852 and 1853, the General Assembly supported Governor Seymour’s belief that colonization “happily unites . . 89 The tipping point for Connecticut’s patience with the South came with the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, which organized those two territories directly adjacent to Missouri. Senator Stephen Douglas of Illinois had two goals in advocating the measure. The first was purely economic. Douglas wanted to ensure that the transcontinental railroad would run through the North, with Chicago as a major terminal.

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