Abolitionist leader and editor, Sherman Booth (1812-1904)
Sherman M. Booth
Sherman Booth, abolitionist editor and leader, played an integral part in the antislavery movement in Wisconsin. In 1854, Booth was arrested for violating the Fugitive Slave Act when he helped to rescue black fugitive Joshua Glover. Booth appealed to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, which ruled the 1850 federal law unconstitutional.
Wisconsin in the Civil War Era|
Abolition and Other Reforms
|Pub Data: ||Wisconsin Historical Images. Wisconsin Historical Society.
|Citation: ||Sherman M. Booth (photograph) at Wisconsin Historical Images (ID 9485);
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