The first fugitive slave escape to Canada from Wisconsin in 1842

Recollections of Lyman Goodnow.


Typed manuscript of Goodnow's account of how he helped the first slave escape to Canada from Wisconsin Territory in 1842. The slave was sixteen-year-old Caroline Quarlls, who originally came from St. Louis, and her escape was the first recorded use of what became known as the underground railroad.


Related Topics: Wisconsin in the Civil War Era
Abolition and Other Reforms
Creator: Goodnow, Lyman
Pub Data: Manuscript in the Area Research Center, Gold Meir Library, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Milwaukee SC 19).
Citation: Goodnow, Lyman. "Recollections of Lyman Goodnow." Manuscript in the Area Research Center, Gold Meir Library, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Milwaukee SC 19). Online facsimile at:  http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wipionexp.Goodnow2e; Visited on: 9/19/2014
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