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introduction: Introduction Imagining North America

Adams Rachel

in Continental Divides: Remapping the Cultures of North America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226005515
eISBN:
9780226005539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226005539.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Maps are not just guides to the world as we know it; they can also be projections of the way we desire or fear it to be. The discussion of maps is a point of departure for a book that seeks to ... More


Introduction

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/9780823240326.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter introduces the concept that the experience of the fugitive slave issue was different in the border North than in the Upper North. Along the south central Pennsylvania border, social, ... More


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


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