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

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Overview

The North Star was both an astronomical reference guiding slaves north to freedom, and a symbol of the moral enterprise that sought to end slavery. This crusade for freedom in the north was born of the religious revivals of the 1820s and 1830s in central and western New York -- known as the "Burned-Over District", which lit the fires that eventually burst into the conflagration of the Civil War.

Milton C. Sernett begins with a history of slavery in upstate New York and ends with John Brown's execution and burial in the Adirondacks. He includes great abolitionists -- among them Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, Gerrit Smith, Beriah Green, Jermain Lougen, and Samuel May -- and many lesser-known characters who rescued fugitives from slave hunters, maintained safe houses along the Underground Railroad, and otherwise furthered the cause of freedom.

Details

  • SKU: 9780815629146
  • SKU10: 0815629141
  • Title: North Star Country: Upstate New York and the Crusade for African American Freedom
  • Series: New York State History and Culture
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • Date Published: Oct 2001
  • Pages: 256
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Weight lbs: 1.69
  • Dimensions: 9.34" L x 6.20" W x 1.23" H
  • Features: Index, Illustrated, Bibliography
  • Themes: Theometrics | Academic; Ethnic Orientation | African American; Geographic Orientation | New York;
  • Category: AFRICAN-AMERICAN
  • Subject: Civil Rights

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