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Subversives: Antislavery Community in Washington, D.C., 1828-1865

by Harrold, Stanley
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Retail Price: $69.95
Issue: Summer 2003
ISBN: 0807128058

While multitudes of works have been written on the political debates over slavery inside the capital, very few have examined the secretive, grassroots effort to abolish the practice by citizens from within the district. This study uncovers the story of those in the antebellum era who surreptitiously labored to undermine the institution of slavery despite their course of action being fraught with danger and long odds.

review of Subversives: Antislavery Community in Washington, D.C., 1828-1865, by Harrold, Stanley, Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2003).