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The Edge Of Freedom

Author : John B. Oakes
ISBN : 1379217725
Genre : History
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On The Edge Of Freedom

Author : David G. Smith
ISBN : 9780823263967
Genre : History
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In On the Edge of Freedom, David G. Smith breaks new ground by illuminating the unique development of antislavery sentiment in south central Pennsylvania—a border region of a border state with a complicated history of slavery, antislavery activism, and unequal freedom. During the antebellum decades every single fugitive slave escaping by land east of the Appalachian Mountains had to pass through the region, where they faced both significant opportunities and substantial risks. While the hundreds of fugitives traveling through south central Pennsylvania (defined as Adams, Franklin, and Cumberland counties) during this period were aided by an effective Underground Railroad, they also faced slave catchers and informers. “Underground” work such as helping fugitive slaves appealed to border antislavery activists who shied away from agitating for immediate abolition in a region with social, economic, and kinship ties to the South. And, as early antislavery protests met fierce resistance, area activists adopted a less confrontational approach, employing the more traditional political tools of the petition and legal action. Smith traces the victories of antislavery activists in south central Pennsylvania, including the achievement of a strong personal liberty law and the aggressive prosecution of kidnappers who seized innocent African Americans as fugitives. He also documents how their success provoked Southern retaliation and the passage of a strengthened Fugitive Slave Law in 1850. The Civil War then intensified the debate over fugitive slaves, as hundreds of escaping slaves, called “contrabands,” sought safety in the area, and scores were recaptured by the Confederate army during the Gettysburg campaign. On the Edge of Freedom explores in captivating detail the fugitive slave issue through fifty years of sectional conflict, war, and reconstruction in south central Pennsylvania and provocatively questions what was gained by the activists’ pragmatic approach of emphasizing fugitive slaves over immediate abolition and full equality. Smith argues that after the war, social and demographic changes in southern Pennsylvania worked against African Americans’ achieving equal opportunity, and although local literature portrayed this area as a vanguard of the Underground Railroad, African Americans still lived “on the edge of freedom.” By the 1920s, the Ku Klux Klan was rallying near the Gettysburg battlefield, and south central Pennsylvania became, in some ways, as segregated as the Jim Crow South. The fugitive slave issue, by reinforcing images of dependency, may have actually worked against the achievement of lasting social change.

Dark Road Home Edge Of Freedom Book 2

Author : Elizabeth Ludwig
ISBN : 9781441261489
Genre : Fiction
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Romance and Suspense Burn on Every Page of Ludwig's Latest Ana Kavanagh's only memories of home are of fire and pain. As a girl she was the only survivor of a terrible blaze, and years later she still struggles with her anger at God for letting it happen. At a nearby parish she meets and finds a kindred spirit in Eoghan Hamilton, who is struggling with his own anger--his sister, Cara, betrayed him by falling in love with one of his enemies. Cast aside by everyone, Eoghan longs to rejoin the Fenians, a shadowy organization pushing for change back in Ireland. But gaining their trust requires doing some favors--all of which seem to lead back to Ana. Who is she and who is searching for her? As dark secrets from Ana's past begin to come to light, Eoghan must choose which road to follow--and where to finally place his trust.

Tide And Tempest Edge Of Freedom Book 3

Author : Elizabeth Ludwig
ISBN : 9781441263582
Genre : Fiction
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Two years ago, her fiance perished during their voyage to America. Now she discovers it may have been murder... Dreaming of a better life, Tillie McGrath leaves Ireland behind and, with her beloved fiance by her side, sets sail for America. But when illness robs her of the man she holds dear, she's left alone with only a handful of tattered memories. While forging on proves difficult, Tillie soon finds some new friends at her New York boardinghouse, and begins pursuing a new dream--to open a home for orphaned children. Despite two years passing, Captain Keondric Morgan has never forgotten the lass who left his ship so heartbroken. When a crewman's deathbed confession reveals her fiance's demise was the result of murder, the captain knows he must try to contact her. But his attention draws the notice of others as well--dangerous men who believe Tillie has in her possession something that could expose their crimes. And to their way of thinking, the best way to prevent such an outcome is to seize the evidence and then hand Tillie the same fate as her naïve fiance.

No Safe Harbor Edge Of Freedom Book 1

Author : Elizabeth Ludwig
ISBN : 9781441260451
Genre : Fiction
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The Thrill of Romantic Suspense Meets the Romance of 1800s America Lured by a handful of scribbled words across a faded letter, Cara Hamilton sets off from 1896 Ireland on a quest to find the brother she'd thought dead. Her search lands her in America, amidst a houseful of strangers and one man who claims to be a friend--Rourke Walsh. Despite her brother's warning, Cara decides to trust Rourke and reveals the truth about her purpose in America. But he is not who he claims to be, and as rumors begin to circulate about an underground group of dangerous revolutionaries, Cara's desperation grows. Her questions lead her ever closer to her brother, but they also bring her closer to destruction as Rourke's true intentions come to light.

Atmosphere Of Freedom

Author : Glenn E. Bugos
ISBN : UOM:39015090307524
Genre : Aeronautics
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The Edge Of The Orient

Author : Robert Howard Russell
ISBN : UCAL:$B84783
Genre : Middle East
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Edge Tools Of Speech

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ISBN : MINN:31951001624229Z
Genre : Quotations, English
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Slavery On The Edge Of Freedom

Author : John Michael Crane
ISBN : OCLC:659755593
Genre : Daviess County (Ky.)
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Anglo-American settlers brought slavery to the Henderson area of western Kentucky at the end of the eighteenth century and developed it into a system of labor that allowed slave owners to successfully grow tobacco on the South's northern boundary along the Ohio River. This chronological and thematic study examines the connections of various economic, socio-cultural, and legal structures that supported and reinforced the system of slavery in three river counties, Henderson, Union, and Daviess, which all had significant slave populations compared to the rest of Kentucky. This study adds to our understanding of slavery by suggesting that accommodation and resistance to the institution should be viewed through the larger structures that created and maintained slavery as a system. Rather than directing our focus on the master-slave relationship, planter ideology, and slave agency, historians should view slavery more widely, as a network of institutions, practices, and choices that adapted this system of forced labor to the local environment. This network proved effective in allowing the slave owners to transfer the institution across a wide swath of the United States and maintain the system until external forces destroyed it during the Civil War. This work details the rise and fall of slavery on the South's border with the North. Slave owners and slaves adapted the institution to function on the South's border with the North. Slave owners in the Henderson-area quickly concentrated on growing tobacco, which created an ever larger demand for labor as more land fell under cultivation. Slaves in the area struggled to find accommodations with their owners, who used their control of the legal system and the region's racist culture to limit slave resistance. The system of slavery grew in the area and even survived much of the Civil War until the federal army began recruiting local slaves into its ranks, at which point the structures that supported the system disintegrated.

The Edge Of Freedom

Author : John Willingham
ISBN : 1592994466
Genre : Fiction
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The Alamo resounds in memory and myth...Goliad whispers from the shadows. Along with the familiar stories of Jim Bowie, David Crockett, and William B. Travis-the heroes of the Alamo-it is time, in the 175th anniversary year of the Revolution, to understand the more complex stories of James W. Fannin and his Mexican counterpart, José de Urrea. In The Edge of Freedom, these and other historical figures show that the search for peace at Goliad was as dramatic as the fight for glory at the Alamo.

Shahmah In Pursuit Of Freedom

Author : Frances Harriet Green
ISBN : HARVARD:HN1M2S
Genre : Louisiana
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The Progress Of Freedom

Author : Barnard Shipp
ISBN : BL:A0018651911
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Shahmah In Pursuit Of Freedom; Or The Branded Hand

Author : Mrs. Frances Harriet Whipple Greene McDougall
ISBN : UCAL:$B187327
Genre : Slavery
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John G Whittier The Poet Of Freedom

Author : William Sloane Kennedy
ISBN : UCAL:B3322587
Genre : Poets, American
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Tales Old And New By The Author Of On The Edge Of The Storm

Author : Margaret Roberts
ISBN : OXFORD:600057691
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The Villa Gardener

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ISBN : OSU:32435029344868
Genre : Gardening
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Sailing To The Edge Of Time

Author : John Kretschmer
ISBN : 9781472951632
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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John Kretschmer is sailing's practical philosopher – as much a doer as a thinker. And that is the overarching theme of this chronicle of a sailing life. Often amusing, sometimes poignant, occasionally terrifying but always inspiring, his deeply personal account is a welcome reminder of the good life waiting at sea. With hundreds of thousands of nautical miles under his keel, John's adventures have taken him several times around the world, with challenging crossings of the Atlantic and the Pacific, a narrow escape from a coup in Yemen, an unlikely deliverance from a coral reef off Belize as well as more serene, introspective passages where trade winds are blowing and stories are flowing. His crew has included CEOs, actors, writers, teachers, kids – in essence, everyone. John's narrative is interwoven with practical tips and advice in seamanship, but also, and just as importantly, his hard-won insights about making the most of our lives. He truly believes we find out who we really are, and what we are capable of, far from the shackles of land, when we find a place where time changes shape – days may merge into one another, but minutes are memorable. To live adventurously is to live more fully, and that is the life John Kretschmer continues to live. In this book he shares his simple profundities that will inspire those who live to sail, and those seeking something more rewarding from life.

Freedom

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ISBN : HARVARD:32044090209255
Genre : Anarchism
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On The Edge Of Greatness

Author : John P. Humphrey
ISBN : STANFORD:36105060370561
Genre : Diplomats
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The Cutting Edge Of Socialism

Author : John Eaton
ISBN : UOM:39015001031452
Genre : Great Britain
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