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Slavery boon and bane of the Antebellum South

Page entitled : The Republican Party and Lincoln's election in 1860

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How the Republican Party associated abolition and the conquest of the West and how a split of the Democrats over slavery allowed Lincoln's election in 1860. 

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  the Republican Party stood firm behind Abraham Lincoln after his (rather surprising) nomination victory over William H. Seward from New York. Their platform was less virulent on the anti-slavery issue than in 1856, favoring the end of slavery in the new territories but not actually calling for emancipation in the South. It did however condemn as treason the concepts of nullification and secession, which the Southern interests once again used as a threat to prevent 

 

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