Abolitionism and the Underground Railroad in Massachusetts.
Abolitionism and the Underground Railroad in Massachusetts
Massachusetts was one of the prominent northern states which sought freedom for blacks subject to the oppression of slavery in the south in the nineteenth century. Men such as Wendell Philips and Samuel J. May of Boston epitomized the abolitionist cause in the north, not only by speaking out against the injustice of slavery but by harboring these very slaves in shelters in and around Massachusetts. The state served as a sort of buffer ground for escaped slaves seeking freedom and justice--New Bedford and Boston were primary stops…
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