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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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Gerrit Smith Estate, Peterboro, NY

Gerrit Smith Estate, Peterboro, NY

You may not have heard of Gerrit Smith, but in his day he was the man most responsible for the abolition movement in New York State. Gerrit Smith was the “Stationmaster” of the Underground Railroad. We visited his old estate in Peterboro, NY.