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Speech on Reconstruction

“Reconstruction,” Hon. Thaddeus Stevens on the Great Topic of the Hour. An Address Delivered to…
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Declaration of the Immediate Causes which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union

The people of the State of South Carolina, in convention assembled, on the 26th day…
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The Address of the People of South Carolina Assembled in Convention, to the People of the Slaveholding States of the United States

It is seventy-three years, since the Union between the United States was made by the…
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Letter to John G. Whittier

As published in The Liberator on August 31, 1844. DISUNION! NO UNION WITH SLAVEHOLDERS! Motto of…
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Herbert Spencer and the Doctrine of Evolution

A Lecture delivered before the New York Liberal Club The change that has taken place…
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Baconianism and the Bible

The substance of an address delivered before the Ecumenean and Philanthropic Societies of Davidson College,…
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On Being Born Again

“Jesus answered and said unto him, ‘Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man…
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Mississippi Black Code

Apprentice Law Section 1. Be it enacted by the legislature of the state of Mississippi, that it…
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Wade-Davis Bill and President Lincoln’s Pocket Veto Proclamation

Source: Abraham Lincoln, “Proclamation 115 – Concerning a Bill To Guarantee to Certain States, Whose…
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