A Beautiful Glittering Lie
One bullet can make a man a hero… or a casualty.

What does 'abolition' mean?

Find out what abolition means. Abolition is explained by J D R Hawkins - author of A Beautiful Glittering Lie

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To abolish or do away with, as in slavery. Abolition was a hot topic back in the 1860's. Most people agreed that it was morally unjust to enslave people of color, but tradition and social norms dictated the use and necessity of it. Abolitionists were a very persuasive group, led by the infamous John Brown, who in the 1850's, staged a slaughter of slave owners, which came to be known as "Bloody Kansas." My novel, A Beautiful Glittering Lie, refers to abolition as follows:

(Page 13)
“By electin’ Ole Abe, the Yankees made a declaration of war,” said Bud.

“He wasn’t even on the ballot for ten states, all Southern, of course,” stated Hiram. “They burned him in effigy, right here in Huntsville.”

“The stock market plummeted because they elected that black Republican,” said Mr. Kimball, referring to the fact that Lincoln’s ticket supported abolition.

(Page 150)
Some of the soldiers managed to secure newspapers, which reported that Lincoln had been pressured to relieve Grant of his duties at Shiloh. The president was quoted as saying, “I can’t spare this man, he fights.” Therefore, Unconditional Surrender Grant still remained in command, and won the battle like Lincoln predicted. The president also signed into effect the abolition of slavery in the Yankee nation’s capital.


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"... Hiram. “They burned him in effigy, right here in Huntsville.” “The stock market plummeted because they elected that black Republican,” said Mr. Kimball, referring to the fact that Lincoln’s ticket supported abolition. “Well, before all this occurred,” said Hiram, “there was talk ..."

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"...that Lincoln had been pressured to relieve Grant of his duties at Shiloh. The president was quoted as saying, “I can’t spare this man; he fights.” Therefore, Unconditional Surrender Grant still remained in command, and he won the battle, as Lincoln predicted. The president also signed into effect the abolition of slavery in the Yankee nation’s capital. ..."

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