Boston and the Civil War: Hub of the Second Revolution

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Boston's black and white abolitionists forged a second American revolution dedicated to ending slavery and honoring the promise of liberty made in the Declaration of Independence. Before the war, Bostonians were bitterly divided between those who supported the Union and those opposed to its endorsement of slavery. The Fugitive Slave Act brought the horrors of slavery close to home and led many to join the abolitionists. March to war with Boston's brave soldiers, including the grandson of Patriot Paul Revere and the Fighting Irish. The all-black Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Regiment battled against both slavery and discrimination, while Boston's women fought tirelessly against slavery and for their own right to be full citizens of the Union. Join local historian and author Barbara F. Berenson on a thrilling and memorable journey through Civil War Boston.
ISBN: 9781609499495
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Massachusetts
Series: Civil War
Images: 59
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Barbara is the author of "Walking Tours of Civil War Boston: Hub of Abolitionism," an official guide of Boston's Freedom Trail Foundation. She is co-editor of "Breaking Barriers: The Unfinished Story of Women Lawyers and Judges in Massachusetts." Barbara is a senior attorney for the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. She is available to give Boston talks and tours about Boston and the Civil War.
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