By Constance Fenimore Woolson
Constance Fenimore Woolson used to be the nice niece of James Fenimore Cooper and a detailed good friend and correspondent of Henry James. A profitable brief tale and novel author Woolson was once one of many "local color", or American literary regionalism authors renowned in late-nineteenth century the USA. She travelled very much via the US and Europe the place she amassed fabric for her works. Woolson's tales specialise in personality, dialects, customs and panorama which are detailed to a area. Her stories are frequently imbued with a feeling of nostalgia for an international no longer but in line with the trendy global of improvement.
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Henry David Thoreau is born. The American Colonization Society is founded, supporting the return of African Americans to Africa. S. Congress passes the Missouri Compromise, an attempt to settle the North-South conflict over whether slavery will be allowed in new states admitted to the Union. 1822 Ulysses S. Grant is born. In an effort to prevent free black sailors from mixing with local slaves and spreading ideas about insurrection, South Carolina passes the Negro Seamen Act, requiring the imprisonment of black sailors while in port.
In the aftermath of the Civil War, the states and the District of Columbia underwent a painful adjustment to the idea that blacks were citizens, although some below the Mason-Dixon line never fully accepted the notion until well into the twentieth century. Many southern states created black codes, which restricted the rights of black people, as an effort to reassert white supremacy. These statutes were clearly in violation of the Thirteenth Amendment舗s guarantee of freedom, and the Fourteenth Amendment舗s guarantees of due process and equal protection, as they included provisions such as disallowing blacks to vote or bear arms and mandated segregation of public facilities.
She then returns to New York City, where she works as a domestic servant for the next eight years. Few details are known of her life during this time. Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, is born. 1836 Davy Crockett dies in the battle of the Alamo in Texas. S. House of Representatives passes the first of several gag rules that table without discussion anti-slavery proposals. 1838 Frederick Bailey escapes from slavery in Maryland and heads north, where he changes his name to Frederick Douglass.
Anne: A Novel by Constance Fenimore Woolson