Author: Stanley Harrold
While many scholars have examined the slavery disputes in the halls of Congress, Subversives is the first history of practical abolitionism in the streets, homes, and places of business of the nation’s capital. Historian Stanley Harrold looks beyond resolutions, platforms, and debates to describe how African Americans – both free and enslaved – and whites allies engaged in a dangerous day-to-day campaign to drive the peculiar institution out of Washington, D.C., and the Chesapeake region.