Slavery & the Underground Railroad in South Central Pennsylvania (Hardcover)

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Much like the rest of the nation, South Central Pennsylvania struggled with slavery. The institution lingered locally for more than fifty years, although it was virtually extinct everywhere else within Pennsylvania. Gradually, antislavery views prevailed. The Appalachian Mountains and the Susquehanna River provided natural cover for fleeing slaves, causing an influx of travel along the Underground Railroad. Locals like William Wright and James McAllister assisted these runaways while publicly advocating to abolish slavery. Historian Cooper Wingert reveals the struggles between slavery and abolition in South Central Pennsylvania.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781540203311
ISBN-10: 154020331X
Publisher: History Press Library Editions
Publication Date: June 6th, 2016
Pages: 162
Language: English