- Charleston Mercury and Richmond Enquirer Debate the Richmond Convetion
May 10, 1860 to May 23, 1860 HENRICO, Virginia African-Americans, Government, Politics, Slavery
In May of 1860, two major Southern papers, The Charleston Mercury and The Richmond Enquirer, engaged in a fiery debate. The issue of this debate was participation in the Democratic Party National Convention at Baltimore, Maryland-where the party's Presidential nominee was to be decided. The Baltimore Convention was the second such attempt; Democrats had met earlier from April 30th to...
- The Changing Public Attitude towards Slavery
March 10, 1841 NEW YORK, New York Slavery, Anti-slavery, Abolition
In the mid-19th century, the changes in the public mindset towards slavery had not yet been fully reinforced by law but the distaste with which other countries had viewed the institution for some time was clear. Blatant racism was still plainly evident, yet the abolition movement was now growing and the public response to prejudice was now becoming very different. After recent written accounts...