State University and author of the book emancipating the slaves enslaving freemen a history of the American civil warjeffery rogers hummel welcome to the Rubin report
#whig party#the kansas-nebraska act#whig party
democrats northern and southern Whigs but the whig party is actually blown apart by that strain after the kansas-nebraska act and one issue that causes the demise of the whig party is slavery so you
#lincoln#Henry clay#Henry clay#colonization
Basically, again this is where lincoln follows Henry clay. Henry clay was in favor of colonization. In other words, not just having a plan of perhaps compensated emancipation in which freed slave moved back to Africa.
#the fugitive slave law
The only sense in which the state you got involved at the state level was with respect to the fugitive slave law. So, if you look at the history of slavery there is always this tension between free states and slave states.
#senate#illinois#1858 senate election
this is a time when senators are still chosen by the state legislature so that's one of the things that makes a debate unique because it's it's the 1858 senate election in illinois the legislature is going to choose who is going to be the senator but 1858 senate election
#ordinance of secession
that's incredible by the way one interesting detail that a lot of people are unaware of in South Carolina's ordinance of secession and they're the first state there that they're the most firebrand of the secessionist.
#fort sumter#james buchanan
have the deep south seceding and they're seizing all of the US military bases mm-hmm except for a few that are holding out and the prominent one that's holding out is fort sumter in Charleston Harbor so james buchanan has to deal with this
#lincoln#the south carolina#confederacy#confederacy#fort sumter
lincoln sends reinforcements and supplies to the fort telling the south carolina that he's doing so by this time the confederacy is formed the confederacy fires on fort sumter right
#the civil war#ken stamp#eric foner
I think that asking what caused the civil war is the wrong question and even some of your new abolitionists historians like ken stamp and eric foner have pointed out that they're really two separate
Who Was Lincoln?
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the U.S. from 1861 until his assassination in 1865. Author and professor Jeffrey Rogers Hummel joins Dave for President’s Week to discuss Lincoln’s life.