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Look Back 250 • Missouri frees slaves in 1865 as Radicals ascend, but postwar ...

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June 28, 2014

ST. LOUIS • Happy crowds jammed the streets. Cannon thundered, fireworks crackled. The most joyous in the jostling mix were black people. Slavery in Missouri was no more. Delegates to a special state convention, meeting in the Mercantile Library at 510 ...
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