Stephen Austin’s contract to bring settlers to Texas, 1825

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Stephen Austin’s contract to bring settlers to Texas, June 4, 1825 (Gilder LIn order to settle Texas in the 1820s, the Mexican government allowed speculators, called empresarios, to acquire large tracts of land if they promised to bring in settle

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Olaudah Equiano

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The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano.... (London, 1794). (LibWithin ten years of the first North American settlements, Europeans began transporting captured Africans to the colonies as slaves.

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A View of Savannah, Georgia, 1734

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A view of Savanah [sic] as it stood the 29th of March, 1734, engraving by Pierre Fourdrinier after a drawing by Peter Gordon, c. 1735. (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division)

A view of Savanah [sic] as it stood the 29th of March, 1734, engraving by Pierre
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Charles Sumner on Reconstruction and the South, 1866

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Charles Sumner, [One man power versus Congress], c. October 2, 1866 (Gilder Lehrman Collection)

Charles Sumner, [One man power versus Congress], c. October 2, 1866 (Gilder Lehr
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The “House Divided” Speech, ca. 1857–1858

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Abraham Lincoln, notes for the “House Divided” speech, December 1857 (Gilder

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President Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, 1865

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The Inaugural address of President Abraham Lincoln delivered at the National Capitol, March 4, 1865. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)

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The Emancipation Proclamation, January 1, 1863

A primary source by Abraham Lincoln
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Emancipation Proclamation [California printing, Cheesman copy], January 1, 1863 The Emancipation Proclamation was shaped by both pragmatic considerations and Lincoln’s deeply held, lifelong hatred of slavery.

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De Soto’s discovery of the Mississippi, 1541

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De Soto's Discovery of the Mississippi, 1858

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President Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address, 1861

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Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861.On March 4, 1861, the day Abraham Lincoln was first sworn into office as President of the United States, the Chicago Tribune printed this special pamphlet of his First Inaugural Address.

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The Union Is Dissolved!, 1860

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Charleston Mercury, The Union Is Dissolved, December 20, 1860. (Gilder Lehrman Collection)

Charleston Mercury, The Union Is Dissolved, December 20, 1860. (Gilder Lehrman C
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