History Press: Book, 'Abolition & the Underground Railroad in Vermont'
Abolition & the Underground Railroad in Vermont 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.
PRODUCT DETAILS: Publisher: The History Press Author: Michelle Arnosky Sherburne Format: Softcover Number of Pages: 160 Number of Images: 47 Dimensions: 6 x 9 Inches (US) Original publication year: 2013 ISBN: 9781626190382