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Brooklyn's Plymouth Church in the Civil War Era

A Ministry of Freedom

Brooklyn's Plymouth Church in the Civil War Era( )
Author: Decker, Frank
Assisted by: Rosebrooks, Lois
Series title:Civil War Ser.
ISBN:978-1-62584-015-8
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing
Imprint:History Press, The
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $9.99
Book Description:

As the financial capital of the nation, Manhattan had close ties and strong sympathies with the South. But across the East River in Brooklyn stood a bastion of antislavery sentiment--Plymouth Church--led by Henry Ward Beecher. He guided his congregants in a crusade against the institution. They held mock slave auctions, raised money to purchase freedom for slaves and sent guns--nicknamed "Beecher's Bibles"--to those struggling for a free Kansas. Harriet Beecher Stowe, Beecher's sister,...
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