in Wisconsin History
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.
Wisconsin in the Civil War Era|
Abolition and Other Reforms
|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: 5/23/2015|