Abolitionists, Copperheads and Colonizers in Hudson & the Western Reserve

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Descendants of Puritans, the founders of the Connecticut Western Reserve believed in a classless society. They envisioned a culture in which the word "slave" was meaningless. Their goal was to produce leaders to champion these principles and spread them across the American continent—people like themselves who would stand at the center of educational institutions, cultural centers, political structures and charitable organizations. They laid the foundations of the communities to come that would reflect an idealized vision of human character in their sense of community, their emphasis on faith that was tolerant of the beliefs of others and their appreciation of the importance of equal access to public education and democratic government. Meet the nation builders.
ISBN: 9781609492533
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Ohio
Series: Brief History
Images: 39
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Mae Pelster is a lifelong resident of the Connecticut Western Reserve in Ohio—where she and her husband, William, have spent many years hiking the canal towpaths of the Cuyahoga Valley—and is the mother of three wonderful children: Ben, Laura and Ellice. She and her family have lived in the city of Hudson for almost seventeen years. Mae received a bachelor's of arts degree from Hiram College where she majored in humanities and fine arts with an emphasis on American history, British history and literature.
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