"That Laboratory of Abolitionism, Libel, and Treason": Syracuse and the Underground Railroad


Subject:
U.S. History By Place , Black Resources , New York (State) , Slavery, Abolition, & Emancipation

Description:
This exhibit explores the role of Syracuse, New York, in the Underground Railroad, the system that helped African American slaves escape to freedom. "Syracuse served as an important station along this freedom trail because of its central location on the Erie Canal and its associated waterways and travel routes." Includes digitized historical documents, maps and charts, and images of local abolitionists and reformers. From the Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Library.

Publisher:
Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Library

Language:
English

Source:
http://library.syr.edu/digital/exhibits/u/undergroundrr/


PID= res:lii-25240