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Book or Pamphlet

Slave Catchers

Date: 1849 ca.

Description: Drawing of two slave catchers pointing guns at two runaway slaves.

Brief explanation Thomas Jefferson's descendants in Wisconsin.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Date: 1860 after

Description: A freed slave with a hoe in his left hand and his right hand on his hip. Caption at the top reads, "Massa can't have dis chile, dat's what's de matter". Ca...

Date: 1859 ca.

Description: H√∂lzlhuber felt his most interesting experiences in America were his interactions with southern slavery. "My sketch here shows a negro family as I saw them...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A grinning African American man wears a tattered version of Uncle Sam's costume as he dances and sings. The caption below reads, "I'm glad I'm not in Dix...

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: Recruitment poster for the United States Navy. Depicts Uncle Sam in a soldier's uniform pointing a gun at the German Kaiser, who is dressed in a crown and...

Fugitive Slave

Biography of Caroline Quarlls, the first fugitive slave conducted through Wisconsin's underground railroad network to freedom.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

How Wisconsin was Divided

Discover how the Ordinance of 1787 extended government, prohibited slavery and led to the survey of public lands north of the Ohio River.

Date: 1780 

Description: This map shows the townships, parishes, cities, towns, plantations, lakes, rivers, swamps, and roads near the coast of South Carolina and Georgia. Emphasis...

Historical Essay

Glover, Joshua

Runaway Slave

Biography of Joshua Glover, a runaway slave from St. Louis, Missouri who sought asylum in Racine, Wisconsin in 1852.

Date: 1883 ca.

Description: Advertising lithograph depicting the first public demonstration of a mechanical reaper by Cyrus Hall McCormick at Steeles Tavern, Virginia, in 1831. The sc...

Read the history of Pleasant Ridge, Wisconsin, a unique a community developed by freed Southern African American slaves in the mid-19th century.

Historical Essay

Pierce, Hattie, 1829-1944

Born into slavery, Hattie Pierce lived 115 years and was able to fully experience both life before and after emancipation.

Date: 1929 

Description: Re-enactors demonstrate a replica of the first reaper built by Cyrus Hall McCormick in 1831. The man raking at the back of the reaper appears to be playing...

Book or Pamphlet

Runaway Slave

Date: 1837 before

Description: Image of a runaway slave with stick and satchel.

Date: 1755 ca.

Description: Map of Virginia and parts of Maryland, North Carolina, and New Jersey. It shows borders, boundary lines, some Native American land, counties, cities, towns...

Supplemental materials for the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'

Chapter 7 supplemental materials to the 4th-grade textbook, 'Wisconsin: Our State Our Story'

Date: 1863-09 ca.

Description: Proclamation made by the Episcopal Clergy of Philadelphia protesting the statement made by John Henry Hopkins, Bishop of the Diocese of Vermont, supporting...

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