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General Resources

Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition, Yale Center for International and Area Studies

SHSW Archives Catalog: arcat.library.wisc.edu

Wisconsin Network to Freedom: The clearinghouse for Underground Railroad information in Wisconsin

Legislation and Court Decisions

J. Taney, "Ableman v. Booth, 62 U. S. 506," available through Cornell University, http://www2.law.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/foliocgi.exe/historic/query=[group+f_criminal!3A]/doc/{t5264}/hit_headings/words=4/pageitems={body}

United States, Fugitive Slave Act (9/18/1850), available through The Avalon Project at the Yale Law School: www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/fugitive.htm

United States Supreme Court, Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857), available through the Guilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, Yale University: www.yale.edu/glc/archive/923.htm

Events & Stories

Henry E. Legler, "Rescue of Joshua Glover, a Runaway Slave," in Leading Events of Wisconsin History, 1898: www.library.wisc.edu/etext/wireader/WER1124.html

Robert Schuster, "Ripon's Booth War (1860)," available on Wisconsin Local History Network: www.wlhn.org/topics/boothwar/booth_war_intro.htm