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Carter, George W. "The Booth War in Ripon," Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1902, pp. 161-172.

Craven, Avery. The Coming of the Civil War. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1957.

J. N. Davidson, Negro Slavery in Wisconsin and the Underground Railroad, Parkman Club Publications, Milwaukee: 1897

Foner, Philip S. The Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass (six volumes, 1950-1975). New York.

LaGrange, O. H. "The Account of O. H. LaGrange," 1902, published in A History of Ripon Wisconsin, Samuel M. Pedrick, Ripon Historical Society, 1964, pp136-139.

Legler, Henry E. "Rescue of Joshua Glover, a Runaway Slave," from Leading Events of Wisconsin History, 1898, (available on the Wisconsin Electronic Reader Web site of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Library System and the State Historical Society of Wisconsin).

McManus, Michael J. Political Abolitionism in Wisconsin, 1840-1861. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1998.

Oates, Stephen B. To Purge This Land with Blood: A Biography of John Brown. Amherst: University of Massachusetts, 1970.

C. C. Olin, History of the Early Anti-Slavery Excitement

Pond, James B. Eccentricities of Genius. New York: G. W. Dillingham, 1900.

Potter, David M. The Impending Crisis: 1848-1861. New York: Harper and Row, 1976.

W. H. Siebert, The Underground Railroad in Wisconsin

United States Goverment. Fugitive Slave Act, September 18, 1850 (available through The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School: www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/fugitive.htm).

Vroman Mason, Fugitive Slave Law in Wisconsin, 43rd Annual Meeting of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison: 1896