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AMERICAN HISTORY

From the Debates in the British Parliament on the
Colonial Stamp Act (1764-1765) to the Debates
in Congress at the Close of the Taft

Administration (1912-1913

EDITED BY

MARION MILLS MILLER, Litt.D. (PRINCETON)

Editor of “The Life and Works of Abraham Lincoln," etc.

IN FOURTEEN VOLUMES
EACH DEALING WITH A SPECIFIC SUBJECT, AND CONTAINING A SPECIAL INTRODUC-

TION BY A DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN STATESMAN OR PUBLICIST

VOLUME FIVE
STATE Rights (1798-1861), SLAVERY (1858–1861)
With an Introduction by ETHELBERT D. WARFIELD, LL.D.

President of Lafayette College

CURRENT LITERATURE PUBLISHING COMPANY

NEW YORK

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CONTENTS OF VOLUME FIVE

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CHAPTER

VI. JOHN BROWN'S ATTACK ON HARPER'S FERRY .

Speech of CHARLES O'CONOR (N. Y.) on the Attack: “Slavery

Is Right."

Debate in the Senate on Investigation of the Attack: Demo-

cratic speakers, JAMES M. Mason (Va.), ROBERT M. T.

HUNTER (Va.), JEFFERSON Davis (Miss.), John J. CRITTEN-

DEN (Ky.), ALBERT G. BROWN (Miss.), ALFRED IVERSON

(Ga.); Republican speakers, LYMAN TRUMBULL (III.), JOHN

P. HALE (N. H.), HENRY WILSON (Mass.), WILLIAM P.

FESSENDEN (Me.), ZACHARIAH CHANDLER (Mich.).

“The Warning of Harper's Ferry: Message of President

JAMES BUCHANAN.

VII. “THE DEATH KNELL OF POPULAR SOVEREIGNTY”

(The South's War on Senator Douglas)

219

Debate in the Senate on Resolutions of JEFFERSON Davis

(Miss.) repudiating the Doctrine of Popular Sovereignty:

in favor, Senator Davis, GRAHAM N. Fitch (Ind.), ROBERT

TOOMBS (Ga.); opposed, DANIEL CLARK (N. H.), STEPHEN

A. Douglas (Ill.).

VIII. SLAVERY IN THE TERRITORIES (The Issue in the Presi-

dential Campaign of 1860)

241

Tilt in the Charleston (Democratic) Convention over the Free-

port Doctrine (“Unfriendly Legislation” toward Slavery)

between WILLIAM L. YANCEY (Ala.) and Senator GEORGE E.

Pugh (0.).

Speech of ABRAHAM LINCOLN (Ill.) at Cooper Union on “Slav-

ery as the Fathers Viewed It.

IX. “SLAVERY THE CORNER-STONE OF THE CONFED-

ERACY(Debates and Speeches in the South on Secession) 269

Debate in the South Carolina Legislature on “Independent

Action, or Coöperation with Other Cotton States'': in favor

of the former, Mr. MULLINS; of the latter, Mr. McGowan.

Speech of EDWARD RUFFIN (Va.) at Columbia, S. C.: “Vir.

ginia Will Join the Confederacy.

Address of Gov. BERIAH MAGOFFIN (Ky.) to the Southern

States: “Remain in the Union to Fight for Southern

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