Nifty Nifty 1850s
By Sarah Motsenbocker and Chloe Want
society speaks out against slavery
- March 20, 1852
- American Slavery by Harriet Beecher Stowe's including Uncle Tom's Cabin, has been published. This work of anti-slavery in response to the Fugitive Slave Act is selling more than seen before. More than a million copies have been sold this year. Speaking against slavery, Stowe has shed some light for society.
major population growth
The United States Census has concluded that the population of the United States to be 23,191,876. That is a increase of 35.9% over the amount from the 1840 Census, this being 17,069,453. The total population includes 3,204,313 slaves of the total. They are now, for the first time ever, trying to get information of the members of the house hold for future reference.
Stephen A. Douglas has proposed The Kansas-Nebrask Act. Mandating settlers of a certain territory to decide whether slavery should be permitted within a new state’s borders. This bill revoked the Missouri Compromise’s use of the coordinates as the boundary between slave and free territory. Pro-Slavery and Anti-Slavery have massive concerns and disagreements, the violence continues.