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Cecelia and FannyThe Remarkable Friendship Between an Escaped Slave and Her Former Mistress$
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Brad Asher

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813134147

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813134147.001.0001

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Cecelia: A New Life in Rochester

Cecelia: A New Life in Rochester

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(p.122) Chapter 7 Cecelia: A New Life in Rochester
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Cecelia and Fanny
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Brad Asher

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813134147.003.0007

This chapter discusses Cecelia's move from Toronto to Rochester, New York, soon after her first husband's death and the outbreak of the Civil War in the United States. It analyzes the appeal of Rochester to African Americans, and reviews the region's history of religious revival and social reform. It describes Cecelia's marriage to her second husband, William Larrison, and her life in Rochester during the Civil War. William enlisted in the Army in late 1863, and the chapter also explores the history of African Americans' Civil War military service.

Keywords:   Civil War, Rochester, New York, Frederick Douglass, African American soldiers, African American women, Antebellum social reform

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