Secret Lives of the Underground Railroad in New York City

Secret Lives of the Underground Railroad in New York City

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During the fourteen years Sydney Howard Gay edited the American Anti-Slavery Society's National Anti-Slavery Standard in New York City, he worked with some of the most important Underground agents in the eastern United States, including Thomas Garrett, William Still and James Miller McKim. Gay's closest associate was Louis Napoleon, a free black man who played a major role in the James Kirk and Lemmon cases. For more than two years, Gay kept a record of the fugitives he and Napoleon aided. These never before published records are annotated in this book. Revealing how Gay was drawn into the bitter division between Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison, the work exposes the private opinions that divided abolitionists. It describes the network of black and white men and women who were vital links in the extensive Underground Railroad, conclusively confirming a daily reality.Richard Webb to Chapman, May 16, 1846, Weston Sisters Papers, Boston Public Library, details/bplscas. 30. ... Sydney Howard Gay to Elizabeth Gay, May 9, 1846, Sydney Howard Gay Papers, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University. ... James Miller McKim became an abolitionist after reading some of Garrisona#39;s early writings. ... Edmund Quincy, Charles Lenox Remond, Anne Warren Weston, Wm. Henry Channing, Joseph C. Hathaway, Sarah Pugh, anbsp;...

Title:Secret Lives of the Underground Railroad in New York City
Author: Don Papson, Tom Calarco
Publisher:McFarland - 2015-01-28

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