John Hossack

John Hossack

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Hossack (December 6, 1806 - November 8, 1891) was a Scottish-American abolitionist whose home, John Hossack House, was a "station" on the Underground Railroad. He gained notoriety in 1860 when he was tried and convicted for violating the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 by helping Jim Gray, an African American, avoid slave catchers. Born in Elgin, Scotland in 1806, Hossack immigrated to North America at the age of twelve when he traveled to Quebec to work in an uncle's confectionery store. Upon becoming an adult, he set up his own confectionery store. He married Martha Lens in 1833; the couple would eventually have eleven children together. Soon after his marriage, Hossack left the confectionery business to become a contractor on the Long Sault canal being built on the Saint Lawrence River.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 236g
  • Anim Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135675109
  • 9786135675108