Close to the Mason-Dixon line, South Central Pennsylvania was a magnet for slave catchers and abolitionists alike. Cooper Wingert reveals the history of the antislavery movement in South Central Pennsylvania.
This July, the Midtown Scholar Bookstore is pleased to welcome author Cooper Wingert to Harrisburg as he signs copies of his new book, Abolitionists of South Central Pennsylvania. Wingert will also sign copies of Targeted Tracks: The Cumberland Valley Railroad in the Civil War, 1861-1865.
About the Book:
Influenced by religion and empathy, local abolitionists risked their reputations, fortunes and lives in the pursuit of what they believed was right. The sister of Benjamin Lundy, one of America's most famous abolitionists, married into an Adams County family and spent decades helping runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad. National figures such as Frederick Douglass toured the region, delivering antislavery orations to mixed receptions. In 1859, John Brown planned his Harpers Ferry raid from Chambersburg while local abolitionists concealed his identity. Author Cooper Wingert reveals the history of the antislavery movement in South Central Pennsylvania.
About the Author:
Cooper Wingert is the author of ten books, including The Confederate Approach on Harrisburg and Slavery and the Underground Railroad in South Central Pennsylvania. He is the recipient of the 2012 Dr. James I. Robertson Literary Award for Confederate History. He has been featured on C-SPAN Book TV and Pennsylvania Cable Network. Wingert currently resides in Enola, Pennsylvania.