Early in his career, future governor William H. Seward had to institute a regime of palliative measures in order to quell the axe-wielding settlers' riot against the Holland Land Company when their farms were threatened with imminent foreclosure.
Ignoring the cries for human rights and basic human decency, President Millard Fillmore opted to support the Fugitive Slave Act in an attempt to prevent civil war and preserve the Union.
Sold like a draft animal in 1793, Chloe Cooley's horrific ordeal set into motion a series of events that would eventually result in the elimination of slavery in British North America.
Abraham Lincoln visited Western New York several times throughout his life, even getting snowed in at Little Valley. Alan Manchester looks at the evidence to determine when Lincoln stopped at the Cattaraugus County town.
Abraham Lincoln visited Buffalo and Western New York several times throughout his life - and once after. The spring we mark the sesquicentennial of The Lincoln Special's visit to Buffalo, as part of its nationwide funeral procession.
Using period letters and primary sources, the author sheds light on the supposed “Niagara Falls peace negotiations” that were proposed less than a year before the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
Ira Pettit’s journey from Wilson to the horrors of Andersonville provides an evocative look at a Civil War Everyman.
Abraham Lincoln only briefly passed through this area – once while campaigning and one in his funeral train – but a pair of his political allies, Clark Ezra Carr and Erastus D. Webster, called Western New York their home.