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1924 Raymond Weaver is instrumental in the publication of Billy Budd

1924 Raymond Weaver is instrumental in the publication of Billy Budd

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1924  Raymond Weaver is instrumental in the publication of  Billy Budd. 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.
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Unformatted text preview: 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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