Fighting for Freedom and Abolition from Across the Border

Free-soil havens abroad formed the international stage upon which the fight to end American slavery took place.

Weaving together themes of Black mobility, information circulation, jurisdictional dispute, and transnational abolitionism, ‘Beacons of Liberty’ investigates the individual and collective influence these international free-soil havens had on the American anti-slavery movement over the 50-year period between 1813 and 1863.