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Ain't No Harm to Kill the Devil: The Life and Legend of John Fairfield, Abolitionist for Hire.

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Ain't No Harm to Kill the Devil: The Life and Legend of John Fairfield, Abolitionist for Hire

Jeffrey S. Copeland

Paragon House

2014

332 pages

$19.95

E449

Hardly mentioned in modern American History textbooks, John Fairfield was one of the most successful and interesting members of the Underground Railroad. While some considered him a criminal, others thought of him as a religious man. He was not as violent as some abolitionists, like John Brown, and instead used cunning and trickery to get slaves across the Ohio River. He once walked 18 slaves through the center of town to freedom under the ruse of accompanying a odeado man to a cemetery in the North. Copeland is a professor of languages and literatures at the University of Northern Iowa, and the author of several nonfiction books. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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