By Thomas Fleming

By the time John Brown hung from the gallows for his crimes at Harper’s Ferry, Northern abolitionists had made him a ““holy martyr” of their crusade opposed to Southern slave vendors. This Northern hatred for Southerners lengthy predated their objections to slavery. They have been confident that New England, whose spokesmen had began the yank Revolution, must have been the chief of the hot kingdom. as a substitute, they'd been displaced through Southern ““slavocrats” like Thomas Jefferson.

This malevolent envy exacerbated the South’s maximum worry: a race warfare. Jefferson’s cry, ““We are really to be pitied,” summed up their dread. for many years, extremists in either areas flung insults and threats, developing intractable enmities. through 1861, just a civil conflict that will kill one million males may perhaps store the Union.

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Milk stops and cheese and condensed milk factories appeared across Illinois and Wisconsin. Lisle, Geneva, and other such rural communities supplied Chicago with milk. 31 The city developed into a vast marketplace for lumber, grain, livestock, and produce even as it became a distribution point for eastern goods such as stoves, clothing, and hardware. The vast western hinterland needed lumber to build 27 28 Chapter One Figure 8. The mouth of the Chicago River pictured in 1850. By this time the full impact of the canal and lake trade could be seen as the city developed into a busy harbor employing immigrants and native born alike.

He left with the Pottawatomie in 1835 donning “mourning” clothing and taking part in a funeral dance around the new Yankee city. Mador Beaubien would not be the last “real” Chicagoan to complain about “neighborhood change” and leave the town. Like many Chicagoans after them, the Beaubiens moved on, and in 1843 they exchanged the Sauganash for a tavern close to Naperville on the Southwest Plank Road in what is today west suburban Lisle. ”21 By the end of 1833, a new Chicago appeared, as more Yankees arrived, changing the town’s culture.

The Hibernian Benevolent Society’s stated purpose was to help sick members, bury the dead, and encourage brotherhood among the Irish without regard to the parts of Ireland they came from or of their political or religious preferences. 39 The Germans as well as the Irish were victims of the potato blight, but the Germans also emigrated after 1848 as a result of the unsuccessful European revolutions that gave birth to Marxism. Political exiles flooded into Chicago’s “Deutschdom,” planting the radical seeds that would flower after 1871.

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