Underground railroad conductors recall some courageous escapes.

Negro slavery in Wisconsin and the underground railroad

After a brief account of some of the early African-American residents of southwestern Wisconsin, such as those brought by George W. Jones and Henry Dodge to the Lead Region, Davidson prints many letters from people who helped fugitve slaves escape through Wisconsin in the mid-19th century. His correspondents describe both famous events, such as the escapes of Caroline Quarlls and Joshua Glover, and less well-known ones.

Related Topics: Wisconsin in the Civil War Era
Abolition and Other Reforms
Creator: Davidson, J. N. (John Nelson)
Pub Data: Milwaukee, Wis.: Parkman Club, 1897
Citation: Davidson, J. N. Negro slavery in Wisconsin and the underground railroad. (Milwaukee, Wis.: Parkman Club, 1897). Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=44; Visited on: 9/29/2022