"To My Dear Children"**
William Wells Brown
from Clotelle; or, The Colored Heroine
II: "The Negro Sale"**
X: "The Quadroon's Home"**
XI: "To-day a Mistress, To-morrow a Slave"**
XVIII: "A Slave-Hunting Parson"**
Lydia Maria Child
A Romance of the Republic
Ralph Waldo Emerson
George Washington Harris
Mrs. Yardley's Quilting**
Harriet Ann Jacobs
Harriet Jacobs to Ednah Dow Cheney, April 25, 1867**
Sarah M. B. Piatt
Giving Back the Flower**
Shapes of a Soul**
Songs of the Slaves
Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel**
Go Down, Moses**
Lay Dis Body Down**
Many Thousand Go**
Michael Row the Boat Ashore**
Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Had**
Roll, Jordan, Roll**
Steal Away to Jesus**
There's a Meeting Here To-Night**
One's-Self I Sing**
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General German Workingman's Association founded; first U.S. Marxist organization.
Medicine Lodge Treaty.
William Seward negotiates the purchase of Alaska.
Constitutional conventions meet in the ex-Confederate states.
Joseph McCoy organizes cattle drives to Abilene, Kansas.
New Indian policy of smaller reservations adopted.
Nebraska becomes the thirty-seventh state.
Two Thousand Chinese railroad workers stage a one-week strike.
Maimonedes College, first rabbinical school in America, founded in Philadelphia.
Alaska is purchased from Russia for $7.2 million.
All males over age twenty-one granted suffrage (January 31).
First Reconstruction Act divides South into military administrative zones; guarantees civil rights of the residents without regard to race (March 2).