Nakahama Manjirō (中濱 万次郎) the first Japanese national to emigrate to America, born

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Herman Melville boards the New Bedford whaleship the Acushnet bound for the South Pacific

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  • “Twelve Years a Slave”: Was the Case of Solomon Northup Exceptional?

    Created March 27, 2014
    Solomon Northup
  • “Twelve Years a Slave”: Analyzing Slave Narratives

    Created February 21, 2014
    Solomon Northup

    The corrupting influence of slavery on marriage and the family is a predominant theme in Solomon Northup’s narrative Twelve Years a Slave.  In this lesson, students are asked to identify and analyze narrative passages that provide evidence for how slavery undermined and perverted these social institutions. Northup collaborated with a white ghostwriter, David Wilson. Students will read the preface and identify and analyze statements Wilson makes to prove the narrative is true.

    Congress passes Indian Removal Act

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    President John Quincy Adams signs protective tariff (“tariff of abominations”)

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    John Brown, abolitionist, born

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    Martin R. Delany African American abolitionist, doctor, and politician, born

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    Texas wins independence from Mexico

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    April 13, 1836

    President Andrew Jackson vetoes Bank Bill

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