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The Underground Railroad : A Selection of Authentic Narratives / William Still.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library 973.7115 STI (Text) 78731000521502 New NF Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781784287139
  • Physical Description: 400 pages ; 20 cm
  • Edition: Abridged, Revised.
  • Publisher: London : Arcturus Publishing Limited, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Revised Edition" statement obtained from p. 13.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Preface to the Revised Edition -- Seth Concklin -- William Peel, Alias William Box Peel Jones -- Wesley Harris, Alias Robert Jackson, and the Matterson Brothers -- James Mercer, Wm. H. Gilliam, and John Clayton -- Clarissa Davis -- Anthony Blow, Alias Henry Levison -- Sheridan Ford -- Henry Predo -- Mary Epps, Alias Emma Brown, Joseph and Robert Robinson -- Henry Box Brown -- A Slave Girl's Narrative -- Arrival of Jackson, Isaac, and Edmondson Turner from Petersburg -- Robert Brown, Alias Thomas Jones -- Barnaby Grigby, Alias John Boyer, and Mary Elizabeth, his wife; Frank Wanzer, Alias Robert Scott; Emily Foster, Alias Ann Wood -- William Jordan, alias William Price -- Joseph Grant and John Speaks -- Arrival from Baltimore -- Blood Flowed Freely -- The Escape of a Child Fourteen Months Old -- Escape of a Young Slave Mother -- "Fleeing Girl of Fifteen" in Male Attire -- Five Years and One Month Secreted -- Four Arrivals -- Charles Gilbert -- Liberty or Death, Jim Bow-Legs, Alias Bill Paul -- An Irish Girl's Devotion to Freedom -- "Sam" Nixon, Alias Dr. Thomas Bayne -- Sundry Arrivals -- Heavy Reward -- Slave Trader Hall Is Foiled: Robert McCoy, Alias William Donar -- Escaping in a Chest -- Isaac Williams, Henry Banks, and Kit Nickless -- "Pete Matthews," Alias Samuel Sparrows -- William Butcher, Alias William T. Mitchell -- Escaping with Master's Carriages and Horses -- Eight and a Half Months Secreted: Washington Somlor, Alias James Moore -- James Griffin, Alias Thomas Brown -- Owen and Otho Taylor's Flight with Horses -- Captain F. arrives with Fourteen "Prime Articles" on Board -- William and Ellen Craft -- Index.
Summary, etc.:
"'Like millions of my race, my mother and father were born slaves, but were not contented to live and die so.' First published in 1872, William Still's collection of accounts and letters is a powerful testament to the trials and tribulations of fugitive slaves who used the Underground Railroad, a secret network that enabled them to escape from bondage. A 'conductor' for the railroad, Still was the son of a fugitive slave himself and a campaigner for social reform. This abridged edition of The Underground Railroad brings to light the terrors experienced by the thousands of African-Americans who sought a better life in the northern states of America and Canada. Incredibly moving, it offers a fascinating insight into this vital aspect of nineteenth century American history" --provided by publisher.
Subject: Biography.
Abolitionists.
Fugitive slaves.
Underground Railroad.
Antislavery movements.
Genre: Biographies.

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