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Slavery & the underground railroad in New Hampshire / Michelle Arnosky Sherburne.

Author Sherburne, Michelle Arnosky, author.

Published:Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2016.

Contentspart 1. New Hampshire's slavery. Slave trade ; Slaves in New Hampshire ; Portsmouth slave population ; The 1779 slaves' petition -- part 2. Being black in New Hampshire: contrasting experiences. Amos Fortune, Jaffrey ; Richard Potter, Andover ; Harriet Wilson, Milford -- George Blanchard, Milford ; The tragedy of Noyes Academy -- part 3. Abolitionist movement in New Hampshire. Overview of the movement in New Hampshire ; The abolitionist Apostles ; Jail time for abolitionists -- part 4. Underground Railroad efforts ; Agents and their contributions ; Other New Hampshire safe houses -; Ona Judge Staines : President George Washington's pursuit of Ona's success ; Stories of fugutive slaves in New Hampshire ; History revealed -- part 5. Twenty-first-century commemorations. Appendix 1. Portsmouth Black heritage trail ; Appendix 2. The Harriet Wilson project's Black heritage trail ; Appendix 3. Portsmouth African burying ground.

Summary"New Hampshire was once a hotbed of abolitionist activity. But the state had its struggles with slavery, with Portsmouth serving as a slave-trade hub for New England. Abolitionists such as William Lloyd Garrison, Nathaniel Peabody Rogers and Stephen Symonds Foster helped create a statewide antislavery movement. Abolitionists and freed slaves assisted in transporting escapees to freedom via the Underground Railroad."-- From back cover.

Description192 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm

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