The Link Between “Oh Holy Night!” and Abolitionism

At church on Sunday morning, we sang a verse of "O Holy Night" that caught my attention: Truly He taught us to love one another; His law is love and His gospel is peace. Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother; And in His name all oppression shall cease. Sweet hymns of …

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Abolitionism/Anti-abolitionism

I'm revising my earlier statement about the SHEAR program this year. I thought that there wouldn't be much of interest to me, but all of the panels that I attended were exceptionally well done and provoked much thought. Never underestimate those Early Republic historians!  Two panels that I attended dealt with different aspects of abolitionism. …

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