Abolitionism and the Underground Railroad


Hamilton, NY



July 7, 2019 - July 26, 2019 (3 weeks)


Summer Program

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This project offers a long term study of the combined history of the Underground Railroad and Abolitionism. Rather than confine study to the antebellum period, this project extends the history of these movements back into the colonial and revolutionary eras. The geographic spread is North America, the actors include enslaved and free men and women, British, Patriots and adherents of multiple faiths. Participants will gain intense knowledge of current and classic historiography, visit important relevant sites and engage in conversation about the meaning and intents of the movements. Lesson plans and pedagogical development are included.

Project Director(s)

Graham Hodges

Visiting Faculty

Manisha Sinha; Judith Wellman; Leigh Fought

Grantee Institution

Colgate University

Funded through the Division of Education Programs