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    James Murray

    2 pages Article

    James Murray Mason (1798-1871), U.S. Senator and Confederate diplomat, is best known for his authorship of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law and his Confederate mission to England. James M. Mason was born on Nov. 3, 1798, at...

    From Encyclopedia of World Biography Vol. 10.  2nd ed.  Detroit, MI: Gale, 2004. 

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    Harriet Ross Tubman

    2 pages Biography

    Harriet Ross Tubman (ca. 1820-1913) was a black American who, as an agent for the Underground Railroad, a clandestine escape route used to smuggle slaves to freedom in the North and Canada, helped hundreds flee...

    From Encyclopedia of World Biography Vol. 15.  2nd ed.  Detroit, MI: Gale, 2004. 

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    Henry Clay

    3 pages Biography

    The American political leader and secretary of state Henry Clay (1777-1852) came to national prominence as leader of the "War Hawks," who drove the country into the War of 1812. For the next 40 years he worked for...

    From Encyclopedia of World Biography Vol. 4.  2nd ed.  Detroit, MI: Gale, 2004. 

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    Ellen Craft

    3 pages Biography

    American activist Ellen Craft (c. 1826-1897) is known for her remarkable escape from slavery, narrated in Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom (1860). In a daring journey, she posed as a young male slave owner. Craft...

    From Encyclopedia of World Biography Vol. 22.  2nd ed.  Detroit, MI: Gale, 2004. 

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    Harriet A. Jacobs

    4 pages Biography

    Harriet A. Jacobs (1823-1897) was a slave who decided she must run away in order to protect her children from harsh treatment by their owners. Delilah Horniblow was a slave to Margaret Horniblow in the town of Edenton,...

    From Encyclopedia of World Biography Vol. 8.  2nd ed.  Detroit, MI: Gale, 2004. 

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    Millard Fillmore

    2 pages Article

    The major contribution of Millard Fillmore (1800-1874), thirteenth president of the United States, was his signing of the Compromise of 1850. Millard Fillmore was born in Cayuga County, N.Y., the son of a poor farmer....

    From Encyclopedia of World Biography Vol. 5.  2nd ed.  Detroit, MI: Gale, 2004. 

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    John Charles Frémont

    2 pages Article

    John Charles Frémont (1813-1890) was an American explorer, politician, and soldier. Through his explorations in the West he stimulated the American desire to own that region. He was the first presidential candidate of...

    From Encyclopedia of World Biography Vol. 6.  2nd ed.  Detroit, MI: Gale, 2004. 

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    Daniel Webster

    3 pages Article

    Daniel Webster (1782-1852), a notable orator and leading constitutional lawyer, was a major congressional spokesman for the Northern Whigs during his 20 years in the U.S. Senate. Daniel Webster was born in Salisbury, N....

    From Encyclopedia of World Biography Vol. 16.  2nd ed.  Detroit, MI: Gale, 2004. 

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    3 pages Article

    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) was the most thought-provoking American cultural leader of the mid-19th century. In his unorthodox ideas and actions he represented a minority of Americans, but by the end of his life he...

    From Encyclopedia of World Biography Vol. 5.  2nd ed.  Detroit, MI: Gale, 2004. 

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    Gerrit Smith

    2 pages Brief biography

    Gerrit Smith (1797-1874), American philanthropist and reformer, was a founder of the radical-abolitionist Liberty party. Gerrit Smith was born on March 6, 1797. His father, a partner of merchant John Jacob Astor, was one...

    From Encyclopedia of World Biography Vol. 14.  2nd ed.  Detroit, MI: Gale, 2004. 

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    Samuel Gridley Howe

    1 page Brief biography

    Samuel Gridley Howe (1801-1876), American physician and reformer, was a pioneer in educating the blind and a militant abolitionist. Samuel Gridley Howe was born in Boston on Nov. 10, 1801. After studying at Brown, he...

    From Encyclopedia of World Biography Vol. 7.  2nd ed.  Detroit, MI: Gale, 2004. 

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    Lewis Cass

    2 pages Brief biography

    As governor of Michigan Territory, Lewis Cass (1782-1866) contributed importantly to the development of the Old Northwest. Twice a presidential nominee, he served as secretary of war, minister to France, and secretary of...

    From Encyclopedia of World Biography Vol. 3.  2nd ed.  Detroit, MI: Gale, 2004. 

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    Benjamin Franklin Wade

    2 pages Brief biography

    Benjamin Franklin Wade (1800-1878), a U.S. senator, was a leading Radical Republican in the Civil War era. He supported a vigorous military effort against the South, emancipation, civil rights for African Americans, and...

    From Encyclopedia of World Biography Vol. 16.  2nd ed.  Detroit, MI: Gale, 2004. 

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    Alexander Hamilton Stephens

    2 pages Brief biography

    Alexander Hamilton Stephens (1812-1883) was a U.S. congressman, vice president of the Confederacy, and briefly governor of Georgia. Alexander H. Stephens was born on Feb. 11, 1812, in Wilkes County, Ga. Sickly almost...

    From Encyclopedia of World Biography Vol. 14.  2nd ed.  Detroit, MI: Gale, 2004. 

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    Horace Greeley

    3 pages Brief biography

    Editor and reformer Horace Greeley (1811-1872) changed the direction of American journalism and played an important role in the social and political movements surrounding the Civil War. Horace Greeley was born on Feb. 3,...

    From Encyclopedia of World Biography Vol. 6.  2nd ed.  Detroit, MI: Gale, 2004.