The Town That Started the Civil War

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1990-04-01
  • Publisher: Syracuse Univ Pr
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The story of how the slavery question came into focus when a fugitive slave was saved by the town of Oberlin, Ohio, in 1858.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Cast of Charactersp. xvii
The Slave and the Studentp. 3
The Lawp. 13
""Nigger"" Townp. 25
The Man-Stealersp. 50
Ambushp. 61
To the Rescuep. 68
The Rescuep. 87
""From Snowy White to Sooty""p. 112
Legal Maneuvers, Politics as Usualp. 131
The Case Against the White Clerkp. 143
The Case Against the Black Schoolteacherp. 166
""A Common Humanity""p. 183
""Wightman's Castle""p. 191
The Rally and the Rulingp. 203
""I Was in Prison, and Ye Came Unto Me""p. 216
Aftermathp. 238
Epiloguep. 261
Notes Bibliography Indexp. 265
Notesp. 267
Bibliographyp. 297
Indexp. 307
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