The Underground Railroad in DeKalb County, Illinois by Nancy M. Beasley

By Nancy M. Beasley

This booklet is ready formerly unidentified those who grew to become Abolitionists excited about the antislavery stream from approximately 1840 to 1860. even supposing arrests have been made in within reach counties, no longer one individual used to be prosecuted for assisting a fugitive slave in DeKalb County, Illinois. First, the realm Congregationalist, Universalist, Presbyterian and Wesleyan Methodist church buildings all had compelling antislavery ideals. Church contributors, county elected officers, and the Underground Railroad conductors and stationmasters have been all one and a similar. also, DeKalb County had the top focus of subscriptions to the Chicago–based Western Citizen antislavery newspaper. It used to be an permitted neighborhood job to aid escaped slaves.
A biographical dictionary contains proof and private info for greater than six hundred women and men, and their households, who defied the present Fugitive Slave legislation, and helped the anti-slavery flow during this one Northern Illinois County. special images and illustrations are incorporated besides notes, bibliography and index.

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