Polarized Americans in 1840

I’m reading a new book Liberty Power by historian Corey Brooks. It is about how abolition was accomplished through American politics. Something that stood out to me in the introduction is that abolitionists claimed that they had been “cancelled” by proslavery dominant powers in Congress. Americans did not like to see someone getting cancelled, and it created sympathy for abolitionists.

One thought on “Polarized Americans in 1840

  1. capitalistfirst October 16, 2021 / 9:04 am

    There has always been some polarization in the USA. George Washington alluded to this in his Farewell Address.

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