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    of a racial disagreement and subsequent massacre that had taken place in the city of Hamburg South Carolina on the fourth and fifth of July in that same year the nation s centennial A seat of racial tension particularly because of an established African American South Carolina state Baptist convention convenes in Aiken Date s November 20 1879 to November 23 1879 Location Tag s Church Religious Activity Race Relations

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    Brown to ask for more money He expressed concern about the dissolution of his family mentioning the state of a fellow slave mourning the sale of his son to another plantation owner Yet Watts also made use of his time away he visited friends of the Brown family fulfilled his slave duties and also tried to find a new wife Family played an important role in the lives of slaves but slaveholders could easily break a family apart In the 1830s South slavery was an institution valued as a source of economic wealth and production When it became financially advantageous to sell a slave or when a slave became an economic burden for his or her owner the majority of slaveholders had few reservations for selling their slave to someone else Historian Wilma A Dunaway notes that despite a strong emphasis on the family as an emotional and physical support in plantation culture masters devalued the human characteristics of their slaves in order to justify breaking up slave families While it is unclear how Watts lost his wife and daughter the urgency he expressed at the thought of losing his son reflects his fear of existing without a family Yet Watts also knew of the potential danger in saying too much to his mistress As John Blassingame writes slaves often held back much of their emotion from their masters for fear that their masters would take advantage of or chastise them Throughout his letter Watts flattered his slave owning family and made them aware that he fulfilled their orders while in Virginia The fact that he reserved a place in his letter to ask that his family remain together highlights the immense importance of kinship and the ease with which it could be shattered Watts gender also played a major

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    1837 Location MADISON Illinois Tag s Abolitionism Elijah Lovejoy On November 7 1837 Elijah Lovejoy sought to defend his new printing press from a proslavery mob Lovejoy a Presbyterian minister and editor of the abolitionist newspaper The Alton Observer had already lost three other printing presses to such mobs Lovejoy was set on keeping this one safe Word of the printing press s delivery soon spread across the town of Alton Illinois Do You Hate Me Date s 1802 to 1825 Location Norfolk Massachusetts Tag s Writing literature Civil Rights Native American issues Historiography A four year old boy cries aloud as his grandmother continuously beats him with a club repeatedly demanding of him do you hate me Young William Apess ignorant of his grandmother s meaning knows only to answer in the affirmative hoping to appease her every wish The life of this little boy would have ended at that very moment had his uncle not intervened to rescue him from the brutal Deadbeat Renter Date s December 14 1834 to November 5 1836 Location BRUNSWICK Virginia Tag s Women For over two years Elizabeth Rainey patiently awaited payment from John Tucker who was renting her Brunswick County Virginia plantation Rainey a widow along with her four children was currently living in Macon Georgia amongst her relatives In one of her correspondences to Tucker Rainey wrote that her eldest son who at the age of twenty two and was then the rightful owner of the plantation A Breach of Contract in Apprenticeship Date s January 10 1838 to January 17 1838 Location BERKELEY Virginia Tag s Economy Race Relations When Robert Gregory most likely a white man entered into a contract with Michael Whissler a young man most likely white both thought they were getting a good deal In

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    he day was pleasantly spent in amusements and games of different kinds ten pins croquet dancing c Such activity was a relatively common feature of the temperance movement in the American South after the Civil War The main goal of this movement was to eliminate or at least reduce alcohol consumption among the populace According to historian Thomas Pegram the movement was filled largely with women who often engaged in public grassroots activities to spread their message Lacking the right to vote and often appealing to the idea that they were the moral authority on the domestic scene such women saw public action as an important way to express their ideals Other broad trends in the post Civil War South contributed to increased emphasis on temperance Historian Jack Blocker Jr has noted that especially in areas where economic growth was more rapid and the idea of the New South held sway people began to realize that traditional drinking patterns were not compatible with the new culture of economic progress and productivity Many saw temperance as a step toward advancing the South into modernity In this context one can understand the positive manner in which The Spectator described the local temperance

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    Four days after the centennial celebration of our country a meteor passed over Ohio and Michigan around 9 pm The Chicago Tribune stated that The meteor was a very brilliant one It lighted up the sky like the glare of a calcium light the intensity being several times greater than the light of the full moon Due Triumph of The People Date s July 1 1876 to July 5 1876 Location FRANKLIN Kentucky Tag s Arts Leisure Economy Government Politics The skyline was illuminated with fireworks and gunfire when Kentucky got wind of the ratification of Samuel J Tilden and Rutherford B Hendricks on the Democratic ticket for the presidential election of 1876 Once word of the nominations reached Frankfort county and the town of Franklin celebrations began immediately One Hundred guns were fired from Taylor s Hills and bonfires and illuminations Prairie Farmer Breaks News of Custer Disaster Date s July 15 1876 Location BIG HORN Montana Tag s Government Native Americans Race Relations War It proved a rash and disastrous venture noted the Prairie Farmer in criticism of Lieutenant General George Custer s effort to divide his regiment into two detachments one under the command of Major Reno and the other commanded by himself make wide detours and flank the enemy On June 25 1876 Custer and his 7th U S Cavalry came upon a village of combined Lakota Northern Turncoat at the Mollie Trials Date s September 3 1875 to March 26 1876 Location CARBON Pennsylvania Tag s Labor Union Murder Trial In 1876 the New York Times published an article describing the murder trial of John P Jones a mine boss of the Lehigh and Wilkesbarre Coal Company It was widely believed that Jones murderers were members of the secretive and violent Irish labor union called

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    New York to deliver an address of his trip to the Union Republican General Committee Greeley said that the purpose of his trip was to vindicate the North from the popular opinion that the North was trying to oppress the South and to explain to southerners that the northerners Youthful Misconduct in Celebration of Christmas Date s December 24 1878 to January 8 1879 Location Tag s Arts Leisure Church Religious Activity Crime Violence Law Urban Life Boosterism The members of the City Council of Staunton Virginia voted against the suspension over the Christmas holiday of an ordinance that forbad the use of pop crackers in the streets Christmas was to be celebrated in a joyful yet quiet manner not with the use of small explosives which are noisy and might interfere with private celebrations On the twenty fourth and twenty fifth of December a serenade Youthful Misconduct in Celebration of Christmas Date s December 24 1878 to January 8 1879 Location Tag s Arts Leisure Church Religious Activity Crime Violence Law Urban Life Boosterism The members of the City Council of Staunton Virginia voted against the suspension over the Christmas holiday of an ordinance that forbad the use of pop crackers in the streets Christmas was to be celebrated in a joyful yet quiet manner not with the use of small explosives which are noisy and might interfere with private celebrations On the twenty fourth and twenty fifth of December a serenade Fighting in the Schoolyard Date s January 10 1873 Location Tag s African Americans Crime Violence Education Race Relations Women The schoolyard of the Colored Academy at Pine River was alive with excitement on the afternoon of the tenth of January 1873 George Green a sturdy young man of around eighteen years attempted to kiss the little

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    slaves that they had anticipated and had truly hoped for This raid obviously created great concern with the citizens of Charlottesville Virginia because as Healy says in his letter they felt as if they did not fulfill their job of protecting nearby Virginia citizens If they had had a sufficient military force they could have aided Robert E Lee s troops and ceased the attack more quickly Therefore only five days after John Brown was found guilty of murder and treason the people of Charlottesville scheduled a mass meeting in order to increase their military force Healy and many other students found it necessary to attend the meeting This meeting however still seemed to be a very drastic measure compared to reactions across the South As Reynolds says people in other states at first simply decided to always be armed individually in case of another abolitionist attack It was necessary for Virginians to take more immediate precautions because of the actions of Virginia s governor Henry Wise He was the one to quickly arraign Brown on three charges murder inciting slaves to rebellion and treason against the state of Virginia Wise wanted to make a statement and by claiming John Brown for the state of Virginia he did So in turn Albemarle County responded quickly and efficiently to the Harpers Ferry events and stood up for the state of Virginia If John Brown had been killed during the raid Albemarle County and other Southern counties would have taken these previously stated precautions less seriously but this was not the case John Brown had a period of seven weeks between his being found guilty and his execution During this period he was able to talk and write from jail so by the time of his death the entire nation knew of

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    attempted to initiate a slave uprising in Harper s Ferry Virginia currently West Virginia John Brown was found guilty of treason and conspiring and advising with slaves and others to rebel and murder in the first degree Life Trial and Execution p 93 This verdict was delivered on the fifth day of his trial during which Brown had been confined The Female Dunker Preacher Date s October 30 1859 Location FAIRFAX Virginia Tag s Church Religious Activity Women In a letter to her friend Sally Ann M L Moore described many elements of her day to day life She includes information on her family including the recent death of her mother and other incidents in her community Additionally she wrote of trips into Washington and the sites that greeted her eyes on her excursions Basically she discussed affairs that you would expect a young woman to relate The episode is about John brown and the raid at Harper s Ferry virginia Date s October 26 1859 Location JEFFERSON Virginia Tag s Harper s Ferry Raid Insurrection of Old Brown On October 26 1859 The Valley Spirit the local newspaper of Chambersburg Pennsylvania reported a story on John Brown and the raid on Harper s Ferry Virginia John Brown was a quiet man He was known to appear and disappear so no one knew quite how to locate him He worked as a farmer wool merchant tanner and land speculator he never was a financially successful man His Lydia Maria Child Writes to John Brown in Jail Date s October 26 1859 Location MIDDLESEX Massachusetts Tag s John Brown Abolitionist violence Lydia Maria Child Soon after Captain John Brown raided Harper s Ferry and was arrested fellow abolitionist and writer Lydia Maria Child wrote a letter to him while he was

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