Footnotes to "Political Abolitionism"

1 Goodell's articles originally appeared in The Liberator; they are excerpted in Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., History of U.S. Political Parties (4 vols., New York, 1973), 1:777-83.

2 Lewis Perry, "Versions of Anarchism in the Anti-slavery Movement," American Quarterly, 20 (Winter, 1968), 779, as quoted ibid., 746.

3 Theodore Clarke Smith, The Liberty and Free Soil Parties in the Northwest (New York, 1897), 57; Thomas D. Harem, The Anti-Slavery Movement in Henry County, Indiana. A Study of the Local Abolitionists (New Castle: Henry County Historical Society, 1975), 1-2.

4 Minutes of the Henry County Female Anti-Slavery Society, 5, Indiana Division, Indiana State Library.

5 Ibid., 26, 30.

6 Ibid., 42, 48.

7 William G. Ewing to Andrew Kennedy, January 28, 1845, William G. Ewing Papers, Indiana Division, Indiana State Library.

8 Smith, The Liberty and Free Soil Parties in the Northwest, 88.

9 The Colonizationist, 2 (May, 1847).

10 See cover of the "Articles of Union" of the Indiana Wilmot Proviso League, Indiana Historical Society Library.

11 Colfax to Daniel Pratt, July 15, 1848, Daniel Pratt Collection, Indiana Division, Indiana State Library.

12 Henry Charles to Tamar Thorn, August 20, 1852, Henry Charles Collection, Indiana Division, Indiana State Library.

13 Colfax to Pratt, July 15, 1848, Pratt Collection.

14 Harlan to William Jones, February 24, 1850, Indiana Division, Indiana State Library.

15 Bright to English, March 9, 1858, English Collection, Indiana Historical Society Library.

16 Jacob P. Dunn, Sr., to Oliver P. Aiken, July 25, 1860, Oliver P. Aiken Collection, Indiana Historical Society Library.

17 Harris to Wright, May 29, 1854, Joseph A. Wright Papers, Indiana Division, Indiana State Library.

18 Wright, quoted from a previous letter of his, in John Hunt to Wright, July 27, 1854, ibid.

19 Ibid.

20 Quoted in Willard H. Smith, Schuyler Colfax: The Changing Fortunes of a Political Idol (Indianapolis, 1952), 49.

21 For the most comprehensive treatment of this famous ruling, see Don E. Fehrenbacher, The Dred Scott Case Its Significance in American Law and Politics (New York, 1978). Scott was ultimately freed.

22 Slaughter to Pratt, September 7, 1855, Pratt Collection.

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