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The Christiana Resistance Precursor to the Civil War - Christiana Pennsylvania

The Christiana Resistance thought of in some corners as a precursor to the Civil War. It is one of the many events in American History that is not widely known.

"A major episode in African-American history, along with John Brown’s raid, was the Fugitive Slave Rebellion in Christiana. This event was a harbinger of the Civil War. Frederick Douglas referred to the Christiana Riot as “… the battle for liberty.”

On September 11, 1851, Slave owner Edward Gorsuch, his son… Continue

Added by Anita Wills on August 27, 2009 at 1:51pm — No Comments




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