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South Central Pennsylvania, Fugitive Slaves, and the Underground Railroad

David G. Smith

in On the Edge of Freedom: The Fugitive Slave Issue in South Central Pennsylvania, 1820–1870

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823240326
eISBN:
9780823240364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240326.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter goes into detail about the border environment, south central Pennsylvania's ties to the South, and the various communities which made it up. Early fugitive slave cases are discussed, as ... More


Antislavery Petitioning in South Central Pennsylvania

David G. Smith

in On the Edge of Freedom: The Fugitive Slave Issue in South Central Pennsylvania, 1820–1870

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823240326
eISBN:
9780823240364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240326.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter argues that the early meetings of the Adams County Antislavery Society were so controversial and sometimes violent that the region's Quakers decided to return to two traditional, less ... More


The Rise of Baking Powder Business: The Midwest, 1880s–1890s

Linda Civitello

in Baking Powder Wars: The Cutthroat Food Fight that Revolutionized Cooking

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041082
eISBN:
9780252099632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041082.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

In Chicago and Terre Haute, Indiana, two new companies entered the baking powder war. Both used a new formula based on sodium aluminum sulfate, which Royal conflated with alum. Calumet was headed by ... More


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