North Star Country tells the story of the crusade for African American freedom in upstate New York's famous "Burned-over District." Abolitionist stalwarts such as Frederick Douglass, Gerrit Smith, Beriah Green, and John Brown join in common cause with Underground Railroad agents and conductors like Harriet Tubman and Jermain Loguen. The narrative begins with a discussion of the African presence in the pre-Revolutionary period and examines the many ways in which the freedom struggle and the Civil War emancipation movement drew upon the reform and religious energies generated out of the evangelical awakening of the 1820s and 1830s.


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