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Cecelia: A New Life in Rochester

Brad Asher

in Cecelia and Fanny

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780813134147
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813135922 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813134147.003.0007
Cecelia: A New Life in Rochester

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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

Chapter.  6998 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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