History Department

Secondary Sources for Learning in Black and White at Hanover College

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The following secondary sources provide historical context on African Americans at Hanover College.


Blake, I. George. "The Civil War Came to Campus." Indianapolis Star Magazine (4 Aug. 1963), excerpt available in the Hanover Historical Review 7 (1999).

This article includes details about northerners and southerners on campus.

Castle, Jeremiah, and Caroline Templeton. "Education, Slavery, and the Democratic Vision of Presbyterian Minister John Finley Crowe." Hanover Historical Review 11 (2010).

This article describes John Finley Crowe as "consistently disregarding social norms to campaign against slavery and befriend former slaves."

Fulton, Abigail. "The John Finley Crowe Effect: Tracing the Influence of the Abolitionist Hero-Founder through Hanover College's
Progressive and Regressive History with African-American Students," student paper, fall 2008. Duggan Library, Hanover College (Hanover, Ind.).

This paper includes details about Benjamin Templeton, Moses Broyles, and Alma Gene Prince.


"Get Me to the Promised Land!" Hanover Historical Review 11 (2010).

This collection of primary sources concerns John Finley Crowe and abolitionism.

Hagedorn, Ann. Beyond the River: The Untold Story of the Heroes of the Underground Railroad. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002.

This book includes details about Benjamin Templeton.