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By Michelle Arnosky Sherburne

Many think that aid for the abolition of slavery was once universally authorized in Vermont, however it used to be really a fiercely divisive factor that rocked the golf green Mountain kingdom. in the middle of turbulence and violence, although, a few courageous Vermonters helped struggle for the liberty in their enslaved Southern brethren. Thaddeus Stevens--one of abolition's so much outspoken advocates--was a Vermont local. Delia Webster, the 1st girl arrested for assisting a fugitive slave, was once additionally a Vermonter. The Rokeby residence in Ferrisburgh used to be a hectic Underground Railroad station for many years. Peacham's Oliver Johnson labored heavily with William Lloyd Garrison throughout the abolition move. observe the tales of those and others in Vermont who risked their very own lives to assist greater than 4 thousand slaves to freedom.

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