Fighting Slavery In Chicago

Fighting Slavery In Chicago

by Tom Campbell
     
 
Charles Volney Dyer came to Chicago in 1835 as physician to the garrison at Fort Dearborn. Outraged at the assassination of abolitionist editor, Elijah Lovejoy, in Alton, Illinois, he rallied Chicgoans to form the Chicago Chapter of the Anti-Slavery Society. With them, he operated the Illinois Station of the Underground Railroad, freeing over 1000 slaves. Tracing Dyer

Overview

Charles Volney Dyer came to Chicago in 1835 as physician to the garrison at Fort Dearborn. Outraged at the assassination of abolitionist editor, Elijah Lovejoy, in Alton, Illinois, he rallied Chicgoans to form the Chicago Chapter of the Anti-Slavery Society. With them, he operated the Illinois Station of the Underground Railroad, freeing over 1000 slaves. Tracing Dyer's activities from 1835-1865, Campbell sweeps in the many players and steps in the fight against slavery. Dyer established newspapers, including "National Era" which first published "Uncle Tom's Cabin," and "Western Citizen" which became the "FreeWest" and later the "Chicago Tribune." He founded anti-slavery political parties--the Liberty Party, the Free Soil Party and the Illinois Republican Party, which hosted the first Republican Convention,at which Dyer helped secure the nomination for Lincoln in 1860 in Chicago. Lincoln is rightfully immortalized as the Great Emancipator and this book clearly demonstrates that Chicago abolitionists played a significant role in pushing slavery down the road to its ultimate extinction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780981812656
Publisher:
Ampersand, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/15/2009
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
0.45(w) x 8.25(h) x 11.00(d)

Meet the Author

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >