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Lowell H. Harrison 
The Antislavery Movement in Kentucky 


As one of only two states in the nation to still allow slavery by the time of the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865, Kentucky’s history of slavery runs deep. Based on extensive research, The Antislavery Movement in Kentucky focuses on two main antislavery movements that emerged in Kentucky during the early years of opposition. By 1820, Kentuckians such as Cassius Clay called for the emancipation of slaves—a gradual end to slavery with compensation to owners. Others, such as Delia Webster, who smuggled three fugitive slaves across the Kentucky border to freedom in Ohio, advocated for abolition—an immediate and uncompensated end to the institution. Neither movement was successful, yet the tenacious spirit of those who fought for what they believed contributes a proud chapter to Kentucky history.

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Lowell H. Harrison (1922–2011) was professor of history at Western Kentucky University and the author of many books on the history of the Commonwealth.
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Language English ● Format EPUB ● Pages 144 ● ISBN 9780813189802 ● File size 0.3 MB ● Publisher The University Press of Kentucky ● City Lexington ● Country US ● Published 2025 ● Downloadable 24 months ● Currency EUR ● ID 8462046 ● Copy protection Adobe DRM
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