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Chapter 19 Identities Uncle Tom’s Cabin Uncle Tom’s Cabin, written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, a mother of five, detested the horrors of slavery. Stowe was inspired by both her own morality, and was validated by the religious crusades of the Second Great Awakening. George Fitzhugh George Fitzhugh was Virginian-born social theorist who was an ardent supporter of slavery. He wrote pieces such as “Slavery Justified” and “Sociology for the South” in the wake of debates over the morality of slavery. Fitzhugh’s most famous argument was that, under slavery, blacks were financially secure; Fitzhugh argued that blacks would not be able to adapt to the environment of the free market, as they were dependent upon their masters to do that for them. Birth of the Republican Party The Republican Party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin to oppose the expansion of slavery into the west. The new party found most of its support with the people of the Midwest and Northeast. Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican president. Caning of Senator Sumner Senator Charles Sumner was an abolitionist; a rare breed in the political field at the time. His cold personality made him a very disliked man in the Senate, so when he insulted both the Lecompton Constitution and South Carolinian Senator Andrew Butler, there was little to stop Congressman Preston S. Brooks from exacting vengeance for his fellow South Carolinian.
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