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By Michelle Arnosky Sherburne

Many think that aid for the abolition of slavery used to be universally authorized in Vermont, however it was once truly a fiercely divisive factor that rocked the golf green Mountain nation. in the middle of turbulence and violence, notwithstanding, a few courageous Vermonters helped struggle for the liberty in their enslaved Southern brethren. Thaddeus Stevens--one of abolition's such a lot 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 in the course of the abolition circulation. notice the tales of those and others in Vermont who risked their very own lives to aid greater than 4 thousand slaves to freedom.

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