What do you make of Chase's argument about the Fugitive Slave Act? Was it moral/emotional, or was he focused more on political logic?
What is your personal reaction to the Jane Johnson piece? What is interesting about the wording of the title?
Why is Sumner's piece so full of innuendo? Why is Kansas a virgin, Butler a "chivalrous knight," and slavery a harlot?
p.s. Yes, I realize I scanned the Sumner piece with my handwriting all over it--apologies.