Parallel Literary and Historical Events

Parallel Literary and Historical Events - 1833 William...

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Parallel Literary and Historical Events 1793  Eli Whitney devises the cotton gin, which makes slavery more profitable. 1800  Free blacks of Philadelphia petition Congress to free slaves. A slave insurrection in Virginia is  quelled and the perpetrator hanged. 1803  Louisiana Purchase doubles the size of the American colonies. Blacks set fire to New York City. 1807  Congress ends the importation of slaves. 1808  John Jacob Astor opens his American Fur Company. 1816  Byron publishes  The Prisoner of Chillon. 1819  Slave smuggling becomes a lucrative trade. 1820  The Missouri Compromise keeps a balance between slave and free states. Abolitionist pamphlets, speeches, and correspondence in circulation. 1824  Byron dies while fighting for Greek independence. 1831  The New England Anti-Slavery Society is formed. William Lloyd Garrison begins publishing  The Liberator. Nat Turner initiates a slave insurrection in Virginia. He and nineteen other blacks are hanged.
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Unformatted text preview: 1833 William Lloyd Garrison helps found the American Anti-Slavery Society of Philadelphia. 1840 Abolitionists divide over the issue of an anti-slavery party. Around 10,000 runaway slaves resettle in Ontario. 1849 Poe dies. 1850 Hawthorne publishes The Scarlet Letter . Harper's magazine is established. The Fugitive Slave Act increases activity by the Underground Railroad. 1851 Sojourner Truth addresses the Women's Rights Convention. 1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes Uncle Tom's Cabin . 1853 Putnam's magazine is founded. 1855 Dickens publishes Hard Times . 1857 The Dred Scott decision maintains that slaves are property. 1860 Around 60,000 runaway slaves settle in Ontario. 1861-65 The American Civil War ends slavery....
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