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On the edge of freedom : the fugitive slave issue in south central Pennsylvania, 1820-1870

Author: David G Smith
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2013.
Series: North's Civil War.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"David Smith's On The Edge of Freedom is the most nuanced, detailed and sophisticated study of the Underground Railroad in rural Pennsylvania that I have ever read. Based on a wide variety of primary sources, this study offers a series of fresh insights about how the fugitive crisis along the Mason-Dixon Line directly impacted the wider national struggle over slavery and union."--Matthew Pinkser, Dickinson College.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David G Smith
ISBN: 9780823240326 0823240320
OCLC Number: 755004220
Description: a xiv, 324 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Fugitive Slave Issue on "the Edge of Freedom" --
South Central Pennsylvania, Fugitive Slaves, and the Underground Railroad --
Thaddeus Stevens' Dilemma, Colonizationism, and the Turbulent Years of Early Antislavery in Adams County, 1835-39 --
Antislavery Petitioning in South Central Pennsylvania --
The Fugitive Slave Issue on Trial : The 1840s in South Central Pennsylvania --
Controversy and Christiana : The Fugitive Slave Issue in South Central Pennsylvania, 1850-51 --
Interlude: Kidnapping, Kansas, and the Rise of Race-Based Partisanship : The Fugitive Slave Issue in South Central Pennsylvania, 1852-57 --
Revival of the Fugitive Slave Issue, 1858-61 --
Contrabands, "White Victories," and the Ultimate Slave Hunt : The Recasting the Fugitive Slave Issue in Civil War South Central Pennsylvania --
After the Shooting : South Central Pennsylvania after the Civil War --
Conclusion: The Postwar Ramifications of the Fugitive Slave Issue "On the Edge of Freedom" --
Appendix A: Selected Fugitive Slave Advertisements, 1818-1828 --
Appendix B: 1828 South Central Pennsylvania Petition Opposing Slavery in the District of Columbia --
Appendix C: 1847 Gettysburg African American Petition --
Appendix D: 1846 Adams County Petition --
Appendix E: 1861 Franklin County Pro-Colonization Petition --
Appendix F: 1861 Adams County Pro-Colonization Petition --
Appendix G: [Second] 1861 Adams County Pro-Colonization Petition --
Appendix H: 1861 Doylestown, Bucks County Pro-Colonization Petition --
Appendix I: 1861 Newtown, Bucks County Pro-Personal Liberty Law Petition.
Series Title: North's Civil War.
Responsibility: David G. Smith.
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