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.

Related Topics: Wisconsin in the Civil War Era
Abolition and Other Reforms
Creator: Unknown
Pub Data: Wisconsin Historical Images. Wisconsin Historical Society.
Citation: Sherman M. Booth (photograph) at Wisconsin Historical Images (ID 9485); Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=408; Visited on: 5/13/2021