The Position of Wisconsin's Churches
Adopted at a meeting in Gainsville, Mississippi [from
"Eufaula Spirit of the South"]: "Resolved, that we regard
the abolitionists as our dire and mortal foes, and denounce them as traitors
to their God, who in his beneficent wisdom, ordained the institution of
N. Holloway, History of Kansas from the First Exploration of the Mississippi
Valley, 1868, p. 280.
- The Failure of America's 'Slave' Churches: "A
Call for the British Nation to Testify Against Slavery," Frederick
Douglass, from an Address in Exeter, England, 1846
Slavery, American Religion, and the Free Church of Scotland, "
Frederick Douglass, from an address delivered in London, England, on
May 22, 1846.
- Defense of the Southern Churches' Stance on Slavery: "The
Sin and the Curse," Rev. Thomas Smyth, Charleston, S. C., 1860
- "Negro Slavery in Grant County,"
The Wisconsin Magazine of History,
December 1918 (II:2), which relates the story of James Mitchell, a pioneer
Wisconsin Methodist, who was expelled from the Church in 1844 for refusing
to free his wife's servants.
The Wisconsin Churches on Slavery