The West had always symbolized hope and new beginnings, but in the 1850s, as more American pioneers poured west to start over, they brought with them the nation's oldest, most divisive issue -- slavery.

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Martin Ridge ...
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Stewart L. Udall ...
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Ricardo Romo ...
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Alvin M. Josephy ...
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Richard White ...
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Henrietta Mann ...
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Ben Nighthorse Campbell ...
Himself - United States Senator
N. Scott Momaday ...
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George Aguilar ...
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The West had always symbolized hope and new beginnings, but in the 1850s, as more American pioneers poured west to start over, they brought with them the nation's oldest, most divisive issue -- slavery.

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18 September 1996 (USA)  »

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Wilfred Woodruff: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Salt Lake City. The American nation is doomed to destruction, and no power can save it. It was decreed that the measure that they had meeted unto the Saints shall be meeted unto them. And they are hastening on to their work of desolation, war, bloodshed and destruction. And woe, woe is their doom. The Spirit of Prophecy would cry, "Oh, Lord, hasten thy work. Let the wicked slay the wicked, until the whole land is cleansed." - Wilfred Woodruff.
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