Use the search box on the library's homepage to find books about abolition and antislavery; the South and the Confederacy; and the U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction. The following subject searchers reveal mostly books and e-books held by our library. Select the "Books, Articles & More" radio button and then re-execute your search to add online journal articles and primary source e-books from HathiTrust Digital Library.
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John Brown (radical white abolitionist and leader of the 1859 raid on the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry, Virginia)
Mary Ann (Cary) Shadd (AA abolitionist, editor, and major African-Canadian figure who founded the Provincial Freeman)
Levi Coffin (white Quaker abolitionist who became a stationmaster and so-called "President of the Underground Railroad")
Martin Robison Delany (AA abolitionist, author, newspaper publisher, physician, and U.S. army major in the Civil War)
William Lloyd Garrison (radical white abolitionist and 1831 publisher of the Boston anti-slavery journal Liberator)
Frances Ellen (Watkins) Harper (AA abolitionist, author/poet, suffragist, great orator, and member of the Underground Railroad)
David Ruggles (AA radical abolitionist and leader of the vigilance movement in New York City in the 1830s and 1840s)
William Still (AA abolitionist and author of the seminal book titled Underground Rail Road, published in Philadelphia in 1872)