States’ Rights, Then And Now.
Yesterday, my article purposely skirted the issue of states’ rights. John Brown would have been executed, whether he assaulted the Springfield Armory or not. In his missionary zeal for his abolitionist cause, he murdered five pro-slavery settlers at Pottawatomie Creek, Kansas on May 26, 1856. The ‘States’ Rights’ issue was never a simple one, and the America of the 1850s was being torn apart by | Read More »