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December 9, 2013

 

On The Vanguard For African American Rights

At a time when other branches of government proved inconsistent on matters of African American rights, the Indiana Supreme Court steadily upheld human rights.

February 4, 2013

 

poster from 1855 advertising meeting of those in favor of keeping western states such as Kansas free from slavery

A Pocket Of Abolitionism In Fort Wayne

The short-lived "Fort Wayne Standard" suggests that Indiana, despite its mostly conservative political leanings, was also home to more radical political views.

October 15, 2012

 

Richmond Quaker Meeting House

An English Abolitionist Tours Antebellum Indiana

Candler was favorably impressed with the “young and vigorous city” of Indianapolis, but soundly disapproved of the legislature's attitude toward slavery.

June 11, 2012

 

Woodburn Hall

A Fledgling Historian Takes On Reconstruction

Just as interesting as the speeches future historian James Woodburn gave in his undergraduate debate club at IU are the texts he wrote but never delivered.

January 30, 2012

 

Golden Circle, Dark Plot

Historians concur that there were many Southern sympathizers in Indiana. Whether they were plotting the violent overthrow of the state government is unclear.

January 16, 2012

 

abolitionist addresses meeting

Stephen S. Harding: Decrying Slavery in Uncertain Times

Although most of his contemporaries had no interest in abolition and little sympathy for slaves, Harding tried to persuade hostile audiences across Indiana.

February 1, 2010

 

Slavery Before Statehood

A haven for free blacks and runaway slaves by the mid-nineteenth century, Indiana almost legalized slavery at an earlier moment in its history.

December 22, 2008

 

Riding the rails, back to South Bend…Schuyler Colfax

The global economic crisis of 2008 has been traced to a range of factors from market deregulation to massive inflation in the price of commodities.

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