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Blair, Montgomery (1813-1883) Speech of the Hon. Montgomery Blair, on the causes of the rebellion and in the support of the president's plan of pacification

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01265.27 Author/Creator: Blair, Montgomery (1813-1883) Place Written: Baltimore, Maryland Type: Pamphlets Date: 1864 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Published by Sherwood & Co. Address delivered before the Maryland State Legislature at Annapolis 22 January 1864. States that the duty of the country is to suppress the rebellion and eliminate slavery. Encourages the unification of all parties to back President Lincoln's plan of pacification. Declares that "slavery, as a great element of society, makes slaves of all associated with it."

People: Blair, Montgomery, 1813-1883.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Civil War, Military History, President Slavery, African American History, Abolition, Reform Movement, Government and Civics, Union Forces

Sub Era: The American Civil War