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One of the most powerful themes of Stowe’s book involves the forced separation of black families under slavery. “Striking to the very heart of the slave’s nightmare—and of the white South’s guilt—she centered her novel on the helpless instability of the Negro’s home life,” Kenneth S. Lynn wrote in his introduction to the novel. In one sense, slaves in 2 American Civil War: Primary Sources America were encouraged to form families. S. government had agreed to stop importing new slaves from Africa in 1808.
The man took the bundle carefully, and was soon lost in the crowd that went up the wharf. When the boat, creaking, and groaning, and puffing, had loosed from the wharf, and was beginning slowly to strain herself along, the woman returned to her old seat. The trader was sitting there,—the child was gone! ” she began, in bewildered surprise. “Lucy,” said the trader, “your child’s gone; you may as well know it first as last. ” The trader had arrived at that stage of Christian and political perfection which has been recommended by some preachers and politicians of the north, lately, in which he had completely overcome every human weakness and prejudice.
Editorials in newspapers in Richmond, Atlanta, and other Southern cities boasted that the Union Army did not have a chance of defeating the Confederate forces. OrdiAmerican Civil War: Primary Sources nary soldiers felt this way, too. Many Southerners claimed, for example, that one rebel soldier could whip ten Northerners. ” Soldiers rest near a pontoon bridge at Bull Run River in Virginia. ) Swayed by minor Union victories in western Virginia and continued public pressure to soundly defeat the South, Lincoln ultimately approved a plan to attack a major Confederate camp located at Manassas Junction, Virginia, about thirty miles southwest of Washington.
American Civil War Reference Library Vol 4 Primary Sources by Kevin Hillstrom; Laurie Collier Hillstrom; Lawrence W Baker; U-X-L (Firm)