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Learn how the Ordinance of 1787 extended government, prohibited slavery, and let to the survey of public lands northwest of the Ohio River.

Date: 1860 after

Description: Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis in a boxing ring. Text at top reads, "CHAMPION PRIZE ENVELOPE - LINCOLN & DAVIS IN 5 ROUNDS", underneath reads "3RD ROU...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A grinning African American man wears a tattered version of Uncle Sam's costume as he dances and sings. The caption below reads, "I'm glad I'm not in Dix...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A slave is being whipped by a slave owner as he kneels and prays next to a bale of cotton labeled "COTTON" and "CSA". John Bull sits on the bale facing awa...

Date: 1877 after

Description: Monument to John Brown and the men killed during the Battle of Osawatomie. Those slin in the battle are buried underneath the monument. Chain link fence...

Book or Pamphlet

Anti-Slavery Sermon Imprint

Date: 1861 

Description: Printed copy of a sermon, "The Duty of the Northern States in Relation to the Future of Slavery," delivered by Rev. William Henry Brisbane, minister of the...

Read about the most famous escapes of fugitive slaves along Wisconsin's Underground Railroad. Includes links to primary sources.

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: Recruitment poster for the United States Navy. Depicts Uncle Sam in a soldier's uniform pointing a gun at the German Kaiser, who is dressed in a crown and...

Supplemental materials for the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'

Chapter 7 supplemental materials to the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'

Book or Pamphlet

Runaway Slave

Date: 1837 before

Description: Image of a runaway slave with stick and satchel.

Manuscript

"Freedom's Journal"

Date: 1827-06-22 

Description: Front page of "Freedom's Journal", Volume 1, #15.

Date: 1929 

Description: Scene from the film "Romance of the Reaper" showing the building of the first practical reaper on the McCormick farm in Virginia. Actors playing the parts...

Date: 1863-04-04 

Description: Illustration depicting a large group of people gathered in the yard of a house. Three woman stand on the porch steps, and men, women and children are gathe...

Book or Pamphlet

Slave Catchers

Date: 1849 ca.

Description: Drawing of two slave catchers pointing guns at two runaway slaves.

Date: 1929 

Description: Re-enactors demonstrate a replica of the first reaper built by Cyrus Hall McCormick in 1831. The man raking at the back of the reaper appears to be playing...

Date:  

Description: Stereograph of Union infantry standing in front of a slave dealer's shop.

Date: 1860 after

Description: Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis in a boxing ring. Text at top reads, "CHAMPION PRIZE ENVELOPE - LINCOLN & DAVIS IN 5 ROUNDS", underneath reads "1ST ROU...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Scene of 16 figures. A slave owner raises his whip as black families race towards Fort Monroe, some remain behind picking cotton. The slave owner is saying...

Date: 1863-09 ca.

Description: Proclamation made by the Episcopal Clergy of Philadelphia protesting the statement made by John Henry Hopkins, Bishop of the Diocese of Vermont, supporting...

Photograph

Louis Hughes

Date:  

Description: Studio portrait of Louis Hughes, seated and holding a book.

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