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United States History: 1789-1865: Slavery

Here are narratives and other works that describe events beginning with the Constitutional Convention through the Civil War.for the A303 History class

Escape to Freedom

George Washington, Slave Catcher -- This is the story of Ona Judge Staines, a fugitive slave.


Message to President Abraham Lincoln

President Abraham Lincoln sought the advice of Frederick Douglass regarding communicating with slaves.  The Letter from Frederick Douglass to Abraham Lincoln, August 29, 1864 is his response.