Allen, Sarah (1764-1849)
- Brown, William Wells (1814-1884). Houston, Helen R. // Freedom Facts & Firsts: 400 Years of the African American Civil ;2009, p237
Information about abolitionist William Wells Brown is presented. Brown was born a slave but he managed to escape from his master in 1834 through the aid of Quaker Wells Brown. He devoted his life after the escape in various works and services for slaves and even offered his own home for...
- Runaway Slave on the Wisconsin-Canada Line. Beck, Robin; Herdegen, Lance // America's Civil War;Mar2008, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p34
The article focuses on runaway slave Caroline Quarlls. Accordingly, she was only 16 years old when she escaped after her hair was cut by her cruel mistress in St. Louis, Missouri. It was in 1842 when she began her struggling and fateful journey. In her adventure, she met several persons who have...
- SAFE HARBOR. Grover, Kathryn // Humanities;Mar/Apr2002, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p32
Discusses the plight of fugitive slaves in the U.S. in the 19th century. Information on fugitive Robert Voorhis; Discussion on the political influence of the Society of Friends; Details of the abolitionism movement among Quakers.
- ARCHAEOLOGY AND ABOLITIONISTS: ARDENT SPIRITS, RIOTOUS MOBOCRATS, WIDE AWAKES, EGYPT AND THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF 1860. McCorvie, Mary R. // Illinois Antiquity;Sep2009, Vol. 44 Issue 3/4, p27
The article reports on the purported relationship that existed between the educated white missionaries and the African American community of Miller Grove, Illinois, via an underground network of people. White missionaries were dedicated to the abolition of slavery. Archaeological investigations...
- A Blow for Freedom. Brode, Patrick // Horizon Canada (English edition);Jan2001, pN.PAG
Details the case of slave John Anderson, who fled to Canada following the murder of a white planter. Request of the U.S. government for the extradition of Johnson; Outrage expressed by Canadian abolitionists; Consequences of the intervention of the British courts.
- Amazing Grace. Edwards, Owen // Smithsonian;Sep2010, Vol. 41 Issue 5, p32
An article is presented that discusses a 19th-century hymnal owned by abolitionist and former-slave Harriet Tubman. The book of hymns was donated to the Smithsonian Institution by historian Charles Blockson and features Tubman's name handwritten on the inside cover. The article discusses...
- Afterword. // Freedom Stairs;2004, p60
The article presents a biography of preacher and abolitionist Adam Lowry Rankin who helped fugitive slaves in the U.S. to escape to Canada. Preacher Henry Ward Beecher, brother of author Harriet Beecher Stowe, attributed the abolition of slavery to Revered John Rankin and his sons. Four million...
- SLAVERY: IV. Slave Rebellions. Foner, Eric // Reader's Companion to American History;1991, p995
A definition of the term "Slave Rebellions" is presented. These rebels are called maroons, group of fugitive slaves who became independent communities in inaccessible areas like Virginia's Great Dismal Swamp and the Florida Everglades. The rebellion took many forms of actions including the...
- Harriet Tubman's PRIVATE WAR. Bennett Jr., Lerone // Ebony;Mar2005, Vol. 60 Issue 5, p50B
Presents the story of abolitionist Harriet Tubman who led several fugitive slaves into Canada from 1850 to December 1860. Family background; Approach used by Tubman to communicate with the slaves; Background on Tubman's war services.