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John Brown National Historic Site, North Elba, NY

John Brown National Historic Site, North Elba, NY

John Brown was the famous abolitionist who — many historians say — was the spark that started the American Civil War. Certainly there were many, many sparks. Harriet Beecher Stowe’s infamous novel “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” brought shocking awareness to the slave trade. Charles Finney’s Upstate New York revivals stirred the fires of justice and equity […]

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The William Seward House, Auburn, NY: Abolition, John Wilkes Booth, and Manifest Destiny Part 2

The William Seward House, Auburn, NY: Abolition, John Wilkes Booth, and Manifest Destiny Part 2

In Part 1, I talked about my experience walking through Auburn for the first time and learning about William Seward’s early political career and participation in the abolition movement and Underground Railroad (a dangerous venture for the time). William Seward was a very vocal opponent to slavery, so naturally most southerners hated him. Seward refused […]

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The William Seward House, Auburn, NY: Abolition, John Wilkes Booth, and Manifest Destiny Part 1

The William Seward House, Auburn, NY: Abolition, John Wilkes Booth, and Manifest Destiny Part 1

Where do the abolition movement, the plot of John Wilkes Booth & Company, and Manifest Destiny meet? Here, in Auburn, New York, of all places. We visited the William H. Seward Historic Site in this beautiful little Finger Lakes city. I fell in love with Auburn so dramatically that I think we are going to […]

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Women's Rights National Park, Seneca Falls, NY

Women’s Rights National Park, Seneca Falls, NY

Not too far from the National Women’s Hall of Fame on Falls Street in Seneca Falls, NY, is the Women’s Rights National Park. I wrote about the rich history of the women’s movement that began here in my post National Women’s Hall of Fame, Seneca Falls, NY. While the National Women’s Rights Hall of Fame […]

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