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North star country upstate New York and the crusade for African American freedom
North star country upstate New York and the crusade for African American freedom
Sernett Milton C2002
Articles
Subject: North Star Country is the story of the remarkable transformation of upstate New York's famous "Burned-over District," where the flames of religious revival sparked an abolitionist movement that eventually burst into the conflagration of the Civil War. Sernett details the regional presence of African Americans from the pre-revloutionary War era through the Civil War, both as champions of liberty and as beneficiaries of a humanitarian spirit generated from evangelical impulses. He includes in his narrative the struggles of great abolitionists - among them Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Gerrit Smith, Beriah Green, Jermain Loguen, and Samuel May - and of many lesser-known characters who rescued fugitives from slave hunters, maintained safe houses along the Underground Railroad, and otherwise furthered the cause of freedom both regionally and in a nation as a whole. Sernett concludes with a compelling examination of the moral choices made during the Civil War by upstate New Yorker
Imprint:
US 2002 Syracuse University Press
Collation:
369p
ISBN:
081562915X
Dewey class:
HI.3.03SER
Local class:
HI.3.03/SER
Language:
English
BRN:
1840611
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