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Administration of james buchanan (1857- 1851)
- James Buchanan: Two of the six images of James Buchananon this page show him as the Democratic candidate for president in 1856.
- President James Buchanan:
Six more images of President James Buchanan as the fifteenth president of the United States, including
two scenes of his inaugural procession in Washington, D.C.
- President Buchanan:
Six more illustrations of President Buchanan, the only president who never married.
Slavery and Abolition in America
Please Note: While looking through the
images on slavery, please keep in mind the biases, prejudices, and stereotypes
commonly held by authors and illustrators of the time. The primary
source material comes from books published as early as 1840. Many of these
images depict scenes of human cruelty, which are painful to imagine. Some
of the captions include language we consider unacceptable today. Nevertheless,
I feel that it is of historical importance to present the images as authentically
as possible, without censorship, so that we don't forget the suffering that
human beings are capable of inflicting upon one another or allow ourselves
to forget that these events happened.
- History of Slavery:
The History of Slavery is shown through six images including a colonial slave market, the domestic slave trade, and a slave auction.
- Slavery in America:
These illustrations of Slavery
in America show a slave auction in New Orleans, workers on a sugar plantation,
and the effects of the Fugitive Slave Law, as well as a color map showing
the expansion of slave soil between 1790 to 1860.
- American Slavery:
These pictures of American Slavery show scenes of men and women harvesting rice and sugar cane. There are also three maps showing the expansion of slavery and secession.
- Nat Turner:
Here you'll find three illustrations of Nat Turner, an American slave, who led a slave rebellion that took place in Southampton County, Virginia during August 1831.
- Amistad Revolt:
These six pictures relate to the Amistad Revolt, a rebellion of slaves on board the Spanish schooner Amistad in 1839, which led to a "freedom suit" involving international issues and parties, as well as United States law.
Six illustrations of events pertaining to The
Underground Railroad, an informal network of secret routes and safe houses
used by 19th-century black slaves in the United States to escape to free
states and Canada. Scenes include a desperate conflict in a barn, the resurrection
of Henry Box Brown, and twenty-eight fugitives escaping from Maryland.
- Pictures of the Underground Railroad:
These six Pictures
of the Underground Railroad present illustrations of many daring and courageous
escapes made by African-Americans and their families.
- Underground Railroad Pictures:
Six more Underground Railroad Pictures including photographs of houses and caves used for hiding.
- Underground Railroad Maps:
Here are five Underground Railroad Maps of routes through Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, among others.
- Conductors on the Underground Railroad:
The Conductors on the Underground Railroad where men and women, black and white, who helped
guide slaves to freedom. This page contains portraits of nine of these conductors.
- People of the Underground Railroad:
This page has portraits of six more People of the Underground Railroad who risked their lives to aid the fugitives.
of Harriet Tubman:
This page contains Pictures
of Harriet Tubman, African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and Union
spy during the American Civil War. After escaping from slavery, into which
she was born, she made thirteen missions to rescue more than seventy slaves
by way of the Underground Railroad.
This page has six portraits of Sojourner
Truth, an African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist, who
was born into slavery but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in
1826. After going to court to recover her son, she became the first black
woman to win such a case against a white man. She helped recruit black troops
for the Union Army, and after the war, tried unsuccessfully to secure land
grants from the federal government for former slaves.
- Anti-Slavery Movement:
Among the images on this page you'll find illustrations of prominent members
of the of Anti-Slavery
Movement, including Lunsford Lane, William Wells Brown, and Rush R. Sloan.
- The Abolitionist Movement:
Abolitionist Movement was devoted to the end of slavery. This page contains
pictures of people working towards that goal, such as Jacob C. White, Grace Anne
Lewis, and Mrs. Francis E. W. Harper.
Nine more images of Famous Abolitionists, including Lewis Tappan, George Latimer,
and Edwin H. Coates.
Nine more drawings of Abolitionists such
as J. R. Ware, Samuel R. Ward, and a drawing of an anti-slavery meeting held
on Boston Common.
- The Life of Frederick Douglass:
These scenes from the The
Life of Frederick Douglass are from an illustrated version of his autobiography
and show nine scenes from his cildhood up to his later years as an United States
- Frederick Douglass:
Frederick Douglass was an American social reformer, orator, writer and statesman. After escaping from slavery, he became a leader of the abolitionist movement. This page contains nine portraits of the man.
- Pictures of Frederick Douglass:
Six more Pictures of Frederick Douglass,
who actively supported women's suffrage, and after the Civil War, worked on
behalf of equal rights for freedmen and held multiple public offices.
- John Greenleaf Whittier:
John Greenleaf Whittier was an influential American Quaker poet and advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States. This page has drawings of the man and his birthplace in Haverhill, Massachusetts.
- John Whittier:
In 1833 John
Whittier published the anti-slavery pamphlet Justice and Expediency and
dedicated the next twenty years of his life to the abolitionist cause. This page
has four more portraits and two more illustrations of his home.
- William Lloyd Garrison:
This page contains six images of William Lloyd Garrison--journalist and social reformer, and a copy of the masthead for his abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator.
- Lucretia Mott:
Lucretia Mott was an abolitionist and reformer who considered slavery an evil and refused to use cotton cloth, cane sugar, and other slavery-produced goods. Seven images of this Quaker woman can be found on this page.
- Henry Ward Beecher:
This page contains six illustrations of Henry
Ward Beecher, a foe of slavery and bigotry of all kinds, as well as brother
to writer Harriet Beecher Stowe.
- Wendell Phillips:
Six images of Wendell Phillips abolitionist and talented orator, who stopped practicing law in order to fully dedicate himself to the anti-slavery movement.
- Horace Greeley:
Horace Greeley was editor of the New York Tribune, which was considered one of America's most influential newspapesr from the 1840's to the 1870's. Greeley used it to promote the Whig and Republican parties, as well as opposition to slavery.
- Uncle Tom's Cabin:
The anti-slavery book, Uncle
Tom's Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe was the best-selling novel of the
19th century and is credited with helping fuel the abolitionist cause in the
1850's, as well as popularizing racial stereotypes. Here you'll find nine illustrations
from various copies of the book.
- Bleeding Kansas:
Bleeding Kansas refers to a series of violent events, involving anti-slavery
Free-Staters and pro-slavery "Border Ruffians," that took place
in the Kansas Territory and the western frontier towns of the U.S. state
of Missouri roughly between 1854 and 1858. This page shows people of
Kansas determined to resist, voting in Kickapooo, men moving into Kansas
to vote, and a slavery debate in congress.
- Bloody Kansas:
This page has six more images of Bloody
Kansas, also known as the Kansas Civil War or Border War, including
a picture of the Marais de Cygnes Massacre, border ruffians invading
Kansas, and more.
- Charles Sumner:
Sumner was an academic lawyer and a powerful orator, who lead anti-slavery
forces in Massachusetts and was a leader of the Radical Republicans in the
United States Senate during the American Civil War and Reconstruction. This
page contains seven images of his life and two of his death.
- John Brown Abolitionist:
This page has seven pictures of John Brown the Abolitionist, including a drawing of his log cabin and a photo of his fort at Harper's Ferry.
- Harper's Ferry Raid:
Ferry Raid was an attempt by John Brown to start an armed slave revolt by
seizing the United States Arsenal at Harper's Ferry in Virginia in 1859.
This page has various scenes from his failed attempt.
- John Brown Pictures:
Nine more John
show vignettes of his trial and his execution. John Brown was the first white
man to use violence in an attempt to end slavery, and many considered him a martyr
to this cause.