Journals Higher Education



Published: 10 October 2012

344 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823240326

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On the Edge of Freedom

The Fugitive Slave Issue in South Central Pennsylvania, 1820-1870

David G. Smith

A Fordham University Press Publication

The North's Civil War (FUP)

  • This is a groundbreaking study of issues of slaveholding and abolition along the Mason-Dixon line in a period when they were coming to the forefront of the national consciousness
  • South Central Pennsylvania was an important area for escaping slaves and the Underground Railroad; every slave escaping west of the Appalachians had to pass through the region

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