Category: Social Movements & Services, Civic & political activity, Abolition
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Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum
Date: circa 1910
Media: Glass Negative
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Location: Trinidad; Portland
Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Bowdoin College Library
Mainers, like residents of other states, had differing views about slavery and abolition in the early to mid decades of the 19th century. Religion and economic factors were among the considerations in determining people's leanings.
Reuben Ruby of Portland operated a hack in the city, using his work to earn a living and to help carry out his activist interests, especially abolition and the Underground Railroad.