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January 2004
Freedom Stairs;2004, p80
The article presents facts about the Ohio Anti-Slavery Laws and the Underground Railroad activity of preacher Adam Lowry Rankin in Ripley. In 1787, slavery was outlawed in the Northwest Territory including the state. The Rankin family moved to Ripley in 1822. Rankin entered the Presbyterian Lane Theological Seminary in Cincinnati in 1836. In 1851, Harriet Beecher Stowe begins writing the book "Uncle Tom's Cabin."


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