Barnes & Noble to Host Book Signing for Slavery & the Underground Railroad in South Central PA

Local author Cooper H. Wingert will be signing copies of book
 
 
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CAMP HILL, Pa. - Nov. 7, 2016 - PRLog -- Barnes & Noble to Host Book Signing for Slavery & the Underground Railroad in South Central Pennsylvania

Local author Cooper H. Wingert will be signing copies of book


Much like the rest of the nation, South Central Pennsylvania struggled with slavery. The institution lingered locally for more than fifty years, although it was virtually extinct everywhere else within Pennsylvania. Gradually, antislavery views prevailed. The Appalachian Mountains and the Susquehanna River provided natural cover for fleeing slaves, causing an influx of travel along the Underground Railroad. Locals like William Wright and James McAllister assisted these runaways while publicly advocating to abolish slavery. Historian Cooper Wingert reveals the struggles between slavery and abolition in South Central Pennsylvania.

About the Author:

Cooper H. Wingert is the author of ten books and numerous articles on slavery and the American Civil War. He is the recipient of the 2012 Dr. James I. Robertson Jr. Literary Award for Confederate History, in recognition for his book The Confederate Approach on Harrisburg.

Join the author for a signing:

Where:  Barnes & Noble

58 South 32nd Street

Camp Hill, PA 17011

When:  Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online.

The combination of Arcadia Publishing & The History Press creates the largest and most comprehensive publisher of local and regional content in the USA. By empowering local history and culture enthusiasts to write local stories for local audiences, we create exceptional books that are relevant on a local and personal level, enrich lives, and bring readers closer - to their community, their neighbors, and their past. Have we done a book on your town?  Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com
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