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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, 2014, ©2013.
Series: North's Civil War.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. printingView all editions and formats
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Describes the development of antislavery activism in border south central Pennsylvania. Rather than engage in public protest, activists concentrated on protecting fugitive slaves and prosecuting  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David G Smith
ISBN: 9780823263790 0823263797 9780823240326 0823240320
OCLC Number: 903491970
Description: xiv, 324 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Contents: List of Tables xi Acknowledgments xiii Introduction: The Fugitive Slave Issue on the Edge of Freedom | 1 1 South Central Pennsylvania, Fugitive Slaves, and the Underground Railroad | 12 2 Thaddeus Stevens' Dilemma, Colonization, and the Turbulent Years of Early Antislavery in Adams County, 1835-39 | 39 3 Antislavery Petitioning in South Central Pennsylvania | 70 4 The Fugitive Slave Issue on Trial: The 1840s in South Central Pennsylvania | 87 5 Controversy and Christiana: The Fugitive Slave Issue in South Central Pennsylvania, 1850-51 | 115 6 Interlude: Kidnapping, Kansas, and the Rise of Race-Based Partisanship: The Decline of the Fugitive Slave Issue in South Central Pennsylvania, 1852-57 | 140 7 Revival of the Fugitive Slave Issue, 1858-61 | 147 8 Contrabands, "White Victories," and the Ultimate Slave Hunt: Recasting the Fugitive Slave Issue in Civil War South Central Pennsylvania | 174 9 After the Shooting: South Central Pennsylvania after the Civil War | 199 Conclusion: The Postwar Ramifications of the Fugitive Slave Issue "On the Edge of Freedom" | 213 Appendixes A. Selected Fugitive Slave Advertisements, 1818-28 | 218 B. 1828 South Central Pennsylvania Petition Opposing Slavery in the District of Columbia | 225 C. 1847 Gettysburg African American Petition | 227 D. 1846 Adams County Petition | 229 E. 1861 Franklin County Pro-Colonization Petition | 234 F. 1861 Adams County Pro-Colonization Petition | 236 G. [Second] 1861 Adams County Pro-Colonization Petition | 238 H. 1861 Doylestown, Bucks County Pro-Colonization Petition | 240 I. 1861 Newtown, Bucks County Pro-Personal Liberty Law Petition | 243 Notes 247 Archives Consulted 311 Index 315
Series Title: North's Civil War.
Responsibility: David G. Smith.

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