Objects & Places from The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery

Eric Foner
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Fort Sumter

This was a Union post outside of Charleston, South Carolina.

Fortress Monroe

This Union-held post was where commander General Benjamin Butler declared slaves to be war contraband, and freed those who came to the post.

Appomattox Court House

General Robert E. Lee surrendered at this location on April 9, 1865, ending the Civil War.

New Orleans

As a young man, Lincoln took two trips to this city to deliver merchandise for an employer, where he came into contact with slaves.

Gettysburg Address

This refers to a speech Lincoln gave at the scene of the Union victory over the Confederate Army that marked the turning point in the Civil War.

Dred Scott Decision

This was a Supreme Court decision handed down in 1857.

Black Laws of Illinois

These regulations were enacted in the early 1800s and restricted the lives of black people, including forbidding blacks to be taught to read...

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