A Wisconsin Republican leader repudiates slavery in 1860

Slavery at war with the moral sentiment of the world: a speech by Carl Schurz, of Wisconsin, delivered in St. Louis, Aug. 1, 1860.


Carl Schurz was forced to flee Germany because of his political views and arrived in Wisconsin in 1855. He soon joined the abolitionist movement and Repubican Party, and rose to the rank of general in the U.S. Army during the Civil War. In this speech, he explains why the infant Republican Party took a strong stand against slavery. His opinions reflect popular sentiment among Wisconsin Republicans on the eve of the Civil War.


Related Topics: Wisconsin in the Civil War Era
Abolition and Other Reforms
Wisconsin and the Republican Party
Creator: Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906.
Pub Data: Albany? N.Y.: The Evening Journal?, 1860 (Pamphlet 53-1438 in the Wisconsin Historical Society Library).
Citation: Schurz, Carl. Slavery at war with the moral sentiment of the world: a speech by Carl Schurz, of Wisconsin, delivered in St. Louis, Aug. 1, 1860. (Albany? N.Y. : The Evening Journal?, 1860). Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=682; Visited on: 10/25/2014
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