Levi Coffin House: Vocabulary

Abolitionist

a person in favor of ending slavery.

13th Amendment

in 1865 this Amendment to the Constitution outlawed slavery.

Emancipation Proclamation

a proclamation issued by Abraham Lincoln in 1863.

Ethnic

pertaining to a religious, racial, national or cultural group.

False Bottom Wagons

wagons with a wood covering that would act as a floor. Items would be piled on the false bottom and runaway slaves could hide in the space underneath. (View Photo)

Federal

a style of architecture popular from 1800-1850 emphasizing simplicity and symmetry.

Protest

to express strong objection.

Stereotypes

an oversimplified conception, opinion or belief.

Underground Railroad

a secret network of cooperation aiding runaway slaves in reaching freedom in the free states or Canada.

 

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