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Author Smith, David G. (David Grant), 1964-

Title On the edge of freedom [electronic resource] : the fugitive slave issue in south central Pennsylvania, 1820-1870 / David G. Smith.

Imprint New York : Fordham University Press, 2013.


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 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xiv, 324 p. : map.
Series The North's Civil War
North's Civil War.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Fugitive slaves -- Pennsylvania -- History -- 19th century.
Fugitive slaves -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Pennsylvania -- History -- 19th century.
African Americans -- Pennsylvania -- History -- 19th century.
Antislavery movements -- Pennsylvania -- History -- 19th century.
Abolitionists -- Pennsylvania -- History -- 19th century.
Underground Railroad -- Pennsylvania.
Borderlands -- Pennsylvania -- History -- 19th century.
Pennsylvania -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780823240326 (cloth : alk. paper)

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