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Abolition The Underground Railroad In Vermont

Author: Michelle Arnosky Sherburne
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625844948
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Many believe that support for the abolition of slavery was universally accepted in Vermont, but it was actually a fiercely divisive issue that rocked the Green Mountain State. In the midst of turbulence and violence, though, some brave Vermonters helped fight for the freedom of their enslaved Southern brethren. Thaddeus Stevens--one of abolition's most outspoken advocates--was a Vermont native. Delia Webster, the first woman arrested for aiding a fugitive slave, was also a Vermonter. The Rokeby house in Ferrisburgh was a busy Underground Railroad station for decades. Peacham's Oliver Johnson worked closely with William Lloyd Garrison during the abolition movement. Discover the stories of these and others in Vermont who risked their own lives to help more than four thousand slaves to freedom.

Slavery The Underground Railroad In New Hampshire

Author: Michelle Arnosky Sherburne
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625856377
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New Hampshire was once a hotbed of abolitionist activity. But the state had its struggles with slavery, with Portsmouth serving as a slave-trade hub for New England. Abolitionists such as William Lloyd Garrison, Nathaniel Peabody Rogers and Stephen Symonds Foster helped create a statewide antislavery movement. Abolitionists and freed slaves assisted in transporting escapees to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Author Michelle Arnosky Sherburne uncovers the truth about slavery, the Underground Railroad and the abolitionist movement in New Hampshire.

The Black Bonnet

Author: Louella Bryant
Publisher: New England PressInc
ISBN: 9781881535225
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As they near the end of their journey to freedom along the Underground Railroad, twelve-year-old Charity and her sixteen-year-old sister Bea encounter additional perils.

History Of The Underground Railroad

Author: R. C. Smedley
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811731898
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• Reprint of a significant primary source on the Underground Railroad • Colorful information and anecdotes from the participants Originally published in 1883 and long out of print, this remarkable volume examines the Underground Railroad as it operated in southeastern Pennsylvania. Based on interviews with those directly involved in the escaped slave network, it tells the stories of freedom seekers, those who helped them, and the places they hid. A new introduction by Christopher Densmore places the book in its historical context and assesses the work in light of more recent scholarship.

The Liberty Line

Author: Larry Gara
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 081314356X
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" The underground railroad -- with its mysterious signals, secret depots, abolitionist heroes, and slave-hunting villains -- has become part of American mythology. But legend has distorted much of this history. Larry Gara shows how pre-Civil War partisan propanda, postwar remininscences by fame-hungry abolitionists, and oral tradition helped foster the popular belief that a powerful secret organization spirited floods of slaves away from the South. In contrast to much popular belief, however, the slaves themselves had active roles in their own escape. They carried out their runs, receiving aid only after they had reached territory where they still faced return. The Liberty Line puts slaves in their rightful position: the center of their struggle for freedom.

A Free Black Girl Before The Civil War

Author: Charlotte L. Forten
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780736803458
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The diary of Charlotte Forten, a sixteen-year-old free African American who lived in Massachusettts in 1854 who records her schooling, participation in the anti-slavery movement, and concern for an arrested fugitive slave. Includes activities and a timeline related to this era.

The St Albans Raid

Author: Michelle Arnosky Sherburne
Publisher: History Press (SC)
ISBN: 9781626196292
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"The history of the Confederate raid on St. Albans, Vermont"--

Vermont Women Native Americans African Americans

Author: Cynthia D. Bittinger
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1614235619
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Vermont's constitution, drafted in 1777, was one of the most enlightened documents of its time, but in contrast, the history of Vermont has largely been told through the stories of influential white men. This book takes a fresh look at Vermont's history, uncovering hidden stories, from the earliest inhabitants to present-day citizens striving to overcome adversity and be advocates for change. Native Americans struggled to maintain an identity in the state while their land and rights were disappearing. Lucy Terry Prince was the first female African American poet who rose above racism to argue her case before Vermont's governor and won. Educator and historian Cynthia Bittinger unearths these and other inspirational stories of the contributions of women, Native Americans and African Americans to Vermont's history.