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Big Springs Resolutions, Part Five

Big Springs Convention Proceedings: parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Resolutions: parts 1, 2, 3, 4

R.G. Elliott… 637 more words

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Big Springs Resolutions, Part Four

Big Springs Convention Proceedings: parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Resolutions: parts 1, 2, 3

James Lane’s condemnation of slavery as bad for whites, even if he saw it as good for blacks, brings us to the end of his platform. 515 more words

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Those Texas License Plates

Gentle Readers, I somehow convinced myself that I had written on this case. It turns out that I have not, as I learned via Twitter… 646 more words

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Big Springs Resolutions, Part Three

Big Springs Convention Proceedings: parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Resolutions: parts 1, 2

When we imagines an antislavery group, we naturally fancy them racial egalitarians concerned with the horrific costs of slavery to the slaves.  773 more words

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Big Springs Resolutions, Part Two

Big Springs Convention Proceedings: parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

At Big Springs, the free state movement endorsed James Lane’s platform denying that they had anything to do with abolitionists and promising that they wanted slavery out of Kansas and Kansas alone, accepting the right of other places to decide for slavery just as they decided against it. 598 more words

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Big Springs Resolutions, Part One

Big Springs Convention Proceedings: parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

The Big Springs Convention decided on nominating Andrew Reeder for delegate to Congress. 651 more words

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Proceedings of the Big Springs Convention, Part Five

Parts 1, 2, 3, 4

R.G. Elliott related his work and the power of James Lane’s spellbinding oratory at the Big Springs Convention… 604 more words

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