Web Resources

George Vickers-Charles Sumner Debate on 15th Amendment
Text of the debate over the 15th Amendment in the US Senate, from Great Debates in American History, (beginning on page 127).

George Vickers and the 15th Amendment
Excerpt from The Trial of Democracy: Black Suffrage and Northern Republicans, 1860-1910 by Xi Wang. Discussion of George Vickers’ role in 15th Amendment debate begins on page 60.

Border State Unionism in Kent County
“A Study of the Effect of Federal Policies on Border State Unionism in Kent County, Maryland, 1861-1865,” senior thesis by Brandon P. Righi, Washington College.

North-South Divisions in Kent
Article discussing conflict and division in Kent County, “The Sewell Hepbron Story: Civil War Repercussion in Kent County” by Kelly Biringer, Washington College.

Henry Highlight Garnett
Background on the African-American abolitionist and minister born in Kent County in article “Ghost Story” by Leslie Meredith, Washington College.

Slavery and Washington College
Article discussing connection between slaves and the College, “An Imperfect Institution: Slavery’s Legacy and Washington College” by Albin Kowalewski, Washington College.

Washington College Petitions for State Aid
“Memorial of the Visitors and Governors of Washington College to the General Assembly of Maryland,” 1868.

1850 Kent County Census-Free
Full text of handwritten census records.

1850 Kent County Census-Slave
Full text of handwritten census records.

1860 Kent County Census-Slave
Full text of handwritten census records.

1860 Kent County Census-Free
Full text of handwritten census records.

Kent County Lawyers, 1851
List of lawyers from Kent from Livingston’s Law Register.

Civil War Pensioners
List of Pensioners from Kent County, 1883.

Copyright Historical Society of Kent County
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