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Our Word of the Year choice serves as a symbol of each year’s most meaningful events and lookup trends.
It is an opportunity for us to reflect on the language and ideas that represented each year.
So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections.
Lee saw the potential threat to Richmond and ordered a counterattack on September 30. Fort Burnham remained in Union hands until the end of the war. Fueled by the sugar industry, slaves were constantly imported from Africa into Barbados due to the "triangle trade." A rare example of the earliest image of a slave shown on a coin, nice very fine.........................................., c. This halfpenny token, which was manufactured in Birmingham, England bears the seal of the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade on the obverse (or front). This late 18th Century British anti-slavery token propagandized the abolitionist sentiment throughout the British Empire and contributed to the ultimate outlawing of slavery in British held lands in 1833.
On September 29, 1864, 2,500 Union soldiers from Maj. Benjamin Butler's Army of the James overran Major Richard Cornelius Taylor's 200-man Confederate garrison and captured the fort in the Battle of Chaffin's Farm. Although the attacks of September 29 had succeeded in capturing only Fort Harrison, General Robert E. This failure forced the Confederates to realign their defenses farther west. Dated 1788 Head of African left, wearing plumed crown and earring legend I SERVE/Pineapple, nice brown surfaces.
View #66 of the series Charleston and vicinity, a party of Negroes both male and female working in a sweet potato field, yellow mount, light soiling at edge, photo fine, scarce...................., Stereo by Anthony, Black troops in the foreground, Rebel pickets in the woods, a Rebel fort in middle distance. Hiram Burnham, a native of Maine and a brigade commander in XVIII Corps, was killed in the assault, and the Union-held fort was renamed Fort Burnham in his honor. Stannard lost an arm while resisting Lee's assault.
Became a very outspoken emancipationist and freed the slaves that he legally owned in 1844.
Served in the Kentucky General Assembly on three separate occasions in the 1830's and early 1840's.
Owned and operated an antislavery newspaper, The True American out of Lexington, KY from 1845 - 1846. Fee money and land to start Berea College, the first interracial college in the South. Organized a group of volunteers called the Clay Battalion which protected the White House in the outbreak of the Civil War, and briefly served as a Major General in that war.
Served honorably as a captain in the Kentucky Militia during the Mexican-American War. Served as Minister to Russia under Abraham Lincoln's administration, from 1861 - 1862 and again from 1863 - 1869.
Was influential in the United States purchase of Alaska from Russia during his ambassadorship to that country.