Northborough in the Civil War

  • The History Press
  • 2007
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  • eng
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  • 9781614234951
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A small town in the center of Massachusetts seems an unlikely place for altering the tide of war and public opinion, but the town of Northborough played just such a role. Slavery had already sparked the War Between the States, but abolition was not the majority view. Abolitionists on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line gave their lives for change, perhaps nowhere more passionately than in Northborough. More than half of the town,s best and brightest joined the fray, and this vigorous anti-slavery activity demands attention: were towns like Northborough,welcoming of abolitionists and strongly involved in the fight,instrumental in changing the outcome via an emancipation that had to be proclaimed mid-war?