Category Archives: Emancipation

March 27, 1863: The Dispatch — why does the North like black people so much?

Wow. What do you say about this? Southern writers of the time keep talking about how they love black people and how slavery is the best thing for them. Richmond Daily Dispatch “Hung be the Heavens in Black” We have … Continue reading

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February 19, 1863: Fighting for the negro.

The Richmond Daily Dispatch ridicules the North for fighting to free African-Americans. After all, they’re better off as slaves, right? Fighting for the negro. One of the few indications of reason and common sense which has been given by any … Continue reading

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February 13, 1863: Unrest in the North

The Richmond Daily Dispatch gloats a bit over Union desertions, and reports that the states of the Northwest are in a state of rebellion against the federal government. All because of the Emancipation Proclamation. There was indeed some Democratic reaction … Continue reading

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February 8, 1863: New Jersey doesn’t want to pay to free Missouri slaves

The New York Times takes New Jersey’s legislature to task for opposing compensated emancipation in Missouri. Apparently New Jersey legislators don’t feel that freeing Missouri slaves does their state any good. Slavery in Missouri. We notice that resolutions have been … Continue reading

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December 11, 1862: Freed slaves won’t work

The Richmond Daily Dispatch opines that there’s no worry that freed slaves will compete with whites for jobs, because black people won’t work unless forced to. Competition of negro with White labor. In his late miserable Message Lincoln declares that … Continue reading

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