Stark Mad Abolitionists
Lawrence, Kansas, and the Battle Over Slavery in the Civil War EraBook - 2017
"In May, 1854, Massachusetts was in an uproar. A judge, bound by the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, had just ordered a young African American man who had escaped from slavery in Virginia and settled in Boston to be returned to bondage in the South. An estimated fifty thousand citizens rioted in protest. Observing the scene was Amos Adams Lawrence, a wealthy Bostonian, who waked up a stark mad Abolitionist. As quickly as Lawrence waked up, he combined his fortune and his energy with others to create the New England Emigrant Aid Company to encourage abolitionists to emigrate to Kansas to ensure that it would be a free state."--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Publishing, c2017
Branch Call Number: 978.102 Su878S 2017
Characteristics: xxv, 276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Lawrence, Kansas, and the battle over slavery in the Civil War era