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Abolition

Title: Eliza Winston's Account of Her Case
Type: Document
Date: 1860
Source: Minnesota Historical Society

Description: Since the court records of the Eliza Winston case were never made public, people involved in the case published their opinions and interpretations of the event in the local newspapers. This is Eliza Winston's testimony in the case.
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Eliza Winston's Account of Her Case

Activities:

  1. Why do you think it was important for Eliza to mention that she had never been unfaithful to her masters?



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  2. What earlier attempts to gain her freedom had Eliza planned and why didn't they work?



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  3. What in this document might suggest that Eliza did not write it all herself?



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  4. What one thing about her life with Col. Christmas does she think might have made her want to stay with them if they promised to grant her freedom later?



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