Thaddeus Stevens and slavery ... by Benjamin Champneys Atlee

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Published by [s.n.] in Lancaster, Pa .

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  • Stevens, Thaddeus, -- 1792-1868.,
  • Slavery -- United States.

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SeriesPapers read before the Lancaster County Historical Society -- vol. 15, no. 6, Slavery, source material and critical literature -- no. 20., Papers read before the Lancaster County Historical Society -- v. 15, no. 6
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LC ClassificationsF157.L2 L5
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FormatMicroform
Paginationp. 167-188
Number of Pages188
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Open LibraryOL22195969M
LC Control Number87323102

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Congressman Thaddeus Stevens Argues that a Constitutional Amendment Abolishing Slavery Would Not Itself Be Unconstitutional.

Versions of the Thirteenth Amendment abolishing slavery had been introduced in the House of Representatives in December and in the Senate in January Although it was passed by the Senate, the House failed to obtain the necessary two-thirds vote.

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