The Tappan brothers, Arthur and Lewis, were wealthy New York merchants who used their fortune to finance abolitionist activities in the 1830s and 1940s,
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William Henry Seward maximized legal protection for fugitive slaves as Governor, hid them in his basement as Senator, and was too radical to be President.
Isaac T. Hopper (1771-1852) was a pioneer abolitionist and social reformer. He is sometimes considered to be the “Father of the Underground Railroad”.