The Abolitionist Movement in Wisconsin Recalled (1907)

The Underground Railway in Wisconsin


Although this article mainly reviews some information already available elsewhere on the underground railroad, on pages 2-3 it prints a long letter from Mrs. A. H. Woodruff, at whose home the fugitive slave Caroline Quarlls was hidden for two weeks in the summer of 1842. It also summarizes the Joshua Glover incident and the opposition that anti-slavery activists often encountered.


Related Topics: Wisconsin in the Civil War Era
Abolition and Other Reforms
Creator: Putnam, Dora
Pub Data: Waukesha Freeman? , Sept. 26, 1907. "Read at the meeting of the Waukesha County Historical Society, held in this city Thursday, Sept. 12"
Citation: Putnam, Dora. "The Underground Railway in Wisconsin." Waukesha Freeman? , Sept. 26, 1907 Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1560; Visited on: 11/1/2014
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