An Abolitionist Recalls Anti-Slavery Days in Wisconsin

Wisconsin As It Was and As It Is

Soloman Ashley Dwinnell (1812-1879) was a Congregationalist minister who came to Wisconsin in 1838 and lived in Walworth and Sauk counties. His sermons were known for their "radical" pronouncements favoring temperance and condemning slavery, profanity, and Sabbath-breaking. In this pamphlet issued at the end of the Civil War, he reviews the growth of the state and recalls events from the anti-slavery movement in Wisconsin, including the escape of Caroline Quarlls via the underground railroad and the visit of Lewis Washington (beginning on page 15).

Related Topics: Territory to Statehood
Immigration and Settlement
Wisconsin in the Civil War Era
19th-Century Immigration
The Founding of Major Cities
The Founding of Social Institutions
Abolition and Other Reforms
Creator: Dwinnell, S. A.
Pub Data: Milwaukee: Godfrey & Crandall's Steam Printing House, 1867. WHS Library Rare Book Coll. F 581.5 D9 1867
Citation: Dwinnell, S. A. Wisconsin As It Was and As It Is: 1836 compared with 1866: its material, educational and religious history (Milwaukee: Godfrey & Crandall's Steam Printing House, 1867). Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 6/29/2022