Browsing the blog archivesfor the day Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Slavery Ends; Blacks Hardest Hit

Dateline December 18, 1865 From the editorial board of the New York Times Word has just reached New York that the controversial Secretary of State William Henry Seward (pictured above) has announced the ratification of the 13th amendment to the constitution, outlawing slavery and involuntary servitude except as punishment for a crime. While not entering […]