THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD With Illustrations

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ISBN: 9788026873709
Release Date: 2017-02-06
Number of pages: 1265
Author: William Still
Publisher: e-artnow

Download and read online THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD With Illustrations in PDF and EPUB This carefully crafted ebook: “THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD (With Illustrations)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This book chronicles the stories of some 649 slaves who escaped to freedom via the Underground Railroad, a secret network formed by abolitionists and former slaves who helped them escape to the North. This book’s original aim was to reunite those slaves with their families. But now it has turned into an important historical document that visiblises the existence of those who suffered inhuman cruelty at the hands of Southern Slave Owners and yet had the courage to break free. These unknown heroes and heroines were in true sense the founding fathers of African American Communities. This is why their stories must be heard and brought back from oblivion. A MUST READ! Excerpt: "Like millions of my race, my mother and father were born slaves, but were not contented to live and die so. My father purchased himself in early manhood by hard toil. Mother saw no way for herself and children to escape the horrors of bondage but by flight. Bravely, with her four little ones, with firm faith in God and an ardent desire to be free, she forsook the prison-house, and succeeded, through the aid of my father, to reach a free State. The old familiar slave names had to be changed…" William Still (1821–1902) was an African-American abolitionist, conductor on the Underground Railroad, writer, historian and civil rights activist. He was chairman of the Vigilance Committee of the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society and directly aided fugitive slaves by keeping records of their lives and helping families reunite after the abolishment of slavery.


The Underground Railroad

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ISBN: CHI:18174457
Release Date: 1871
Number of pages: 780
Author: William Still
Publisher:

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The Underground Rail Road

Filename: the-underground-rail-road.pdf
ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000311682
Release Date: 1872
Number of pages: 780
Author: William Still
Publisher:

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The Underground Railroad

Filename: the-underground-railroad.pdf
ISBN: 1849029628
Release Date: 2009-09
Number of pages: 802
Author: William Still
Publisher: Benediction Books

Download and read online The Underground Railroad in PDF and EPUB From a "conductor" who assisted runaway slaves in their flight to freedom, here is a collection of letters, newspaper articles, and firsthand accounts about refugees' narrow escapes and deadly struggles. Over 50 illustrations.


The Underground Railroad

Filename: the-underground-railroad.pdf
ISBN: OCLC:186382105
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 780
Author: William Still
Publisher:

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The Underground Railroad

Filename: the-underground-railroad.pdf
ISBN: 1537140280
Release Date: 2016-08-17
Number of pages: 480
Author: William Still
Publisher:

Download and read online The Underground Railroad in PDF and EPUB The Underground Railroad - A Record - Of Facts, Authentic Narrative, Letters, &c., - Narrating the Hardships, Hair-breadth Escapes and Death Struggles of the Slaves in their efforts of FreedomBy William Still.... Often called "The Father of the Underground Railroad", Still helped as many as 800 slaves escape to freedom. He interviewed each person and kept careful records, including a brief biography and the destination for each, along with any alias adopted. He kept his records carefully hidden but knew the accounts would be critical in aiding the future reunion of family members who became separated under slavery, which he had learned when he aided his own brother Peter, whom he had previously never met before.Still worked with other Underground Railroad agents operating in the South and in many counties in southern Pennsylvania. His network to freedom also included agents in New Jersey, New York, New England and Canada. Conductor Harriet Tubman traveled through his office with fellow passengers on several occasions during the 1850s and Still forged a connection with the family of John Brown.After the Civil War, Still published an account of the Underground Railroad, The Underground Railroad Records (1872), based on the secret notes he had kept in diaries during those years. His book has been integral to the history of these years, as he carefully recorded many details of the workings of the Underground Railroad. It went through three editions and in 1876 was displayed at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition


Still s Underground Rail Road Records

Filename: still-s-underground-rail-road-records.pdf
ISBN: UVA:X000241679
Release Date: 1886
Number of pages: 780
Author: William Still
Publisher:

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Secret Lives of the Underground Railroad in New York City

Filename: secret-lives-of-the-underground-railroad-in-new-york-city.pdf
ISBN: 9780786466658
Release Date: 2015-01-28
Number of pages: 312
Author: Don Papson
Publisher: McFarland

Download and read online Secret Lives of the Underground Railroad in New York City in PDF and EPUB During the fourteen years Sydney Howard Gay edited the American Anti-Slavery Society's National Anti-Slavery Standard in New York City, he worked with some of the most important Underground agents in the eastern United States, including Thomas Garrett, William Still and James Miller McKim. Gay's closest associate was Louis Napoleon, a free black man who played a major role in the James Kirk and Lemmon cases. For more than two years, Gay kept a record of the fugitives he and Napoleon aided. These never before published records are annotated in this book. Revealing how Gay was drawn into the bitter division between Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison, the work exposes the private opinions that divided abolitionists. It describes the network of black and white men and women who were vital links in the extensive Underground Railroad, conclusively confirming a daily reality.


Gateway to Freedom The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad

Filename: gateway-to-freedom-the-hidden-history-of-the-underground-railroad.pdf
ISBN: 9780393244380
Release Date: 2015-01-19
Number of pages: 320
Author: Eric Foner
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Download and read online Gateway to Freedom The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad in PDF and EPUB The dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom. More than any other scholar, Eric Foner has influenced our understanding of America's history. Now, making brilliant use of extraordinary evidence, the Pulitzer Prize–winning historian once again reconfigures the national saga of American slavery and freedom. A deeply entrenched institution, slavery lived on legally and commercially even in the northern states that had abolished it after the American Revolution. Slaves could be found in the streets of New York well after abolition, traveling with owners doing business with the city's major banks, merchants, and manufacturers. New York was also home to the North’s largest free black community, making it a magnet for fugitive slaves seeking refuge. Slave catchers and gangs of kidnappers roamed the city, seizing free blacks, often children, and sending them south to slavery. To protect fugitives and fight kidnappings, the city's free blacks worked with white abolitionists to organize the New York Vigilance Committee in 1835. In the 1840s vigilance committees proliferated throughout the North and began collaborating to dispatch fugitive slaves from the upper South, Washington, and Baltimore, through Philadelphia and New York, to Albany, Syracuse, and Canada. These networks of antislavery resistance, centered on New York City, became known as the underground railroad. Forced to operate in secrecy by hostile laws, courts, and politicians, the city’s underground-railroad agents helped more than 3,000 fugitive slaves reach freedom between 1830 and 1860. Until now, their stories have remained largely unknown, their significance little understood. Building on fresh evidence—including a detailed record of slave escapes secretly kept by Sydney Howard Gay, one of the key organizers in New York—Foner elevates the underground railroad from folklore to sweeping history. The story is inspiring—full of memorable characters making their first appearance on the historical stage—and significant—the controversy over fugitive slaves inflamed the sectional crisis of the 1850s. It eventually took a civil war to destroy American slavery, but here at last is the story of the courageous effort to fight slavery by "practical abolition," person by person, family by family.



The Underground Railroad

Filename: the-underground-railroad.pdf
ISBN: 9780486131221
Release Date: 2012-03-15
Number of pages: 304
Author: William Still
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online The Underground Railroad in PDF and EPUB From a "conductor" who assisted runaway slaves in their flight to freedom, here is a collection of letters, newspaper articles, and firsthand accounts about refugees' narrow escapes and deadly struggles. Over 50 illustrations.


The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom

Filename: the-underground-railroad-from-slavery-to-freedom.pdf
ISBN: 9780486138510
Release Date: 2012-04-10
Number of pages: 560
Author: Wilbur H. Siebert
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom in PDF and EPUB Interviews and excerpts from diaries, letters, biographies, memoirs, speeches, and other firsthand accounts shed much light on the origins of a system that provided aid to fugitive slaves. 46 black-and-white illustrations.


UNDERGROUND RAIL ROAD A RECORD

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ISBN: 1363621238
Release Date: 2016-08-26
Number of pages: 846
Author: William 1821-1902 Still
Publisher: Wentworth Press

Download and read online UNDERGROUND RAIL ROAD A RECORD in PDF and EPUB This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.



Gateway to Freedom The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad

Filename: gateway-to-freedom-the-hidden-history-of-the-underground-railroad.pdf
ISBN: 9780393244380
Release Date: 2015-01-19
Number of pages: 320
Author: Eric Foner
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Download and read online Gateway to Freedom The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad in PDF and EPUB The dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom. More than any other scholar, Eric Foner has influenced our understanding of America's history. Now, making brilliant use of extraordinary evidence, the Pulitzer Prize–winning historian once again reconfigures the national saga of American slavery and freedom. A deeply entrenched institution, slavery lived on legally and commercially even in the northern states that had abolished it after the American Revolution. Slaves could be found in the streets of New York well after abolition, traveling with owners doing business with the city's major banks, merchants, and manufacturers. New York was also home to the North’s largest free black community, making it a magnet for fugitive slaves seeking refuge. Slave catchers and gangs of kidnappers roamed the city, seizing free blacks, often children, and sending them south to slavery. To protect fugitives and fight kidnappings, the city's free blacks worked with white abolitionists to organize the New York Vigilance Committee in 1835. In the 1840s vigilance committees proliferated throughout the North and began collaborating to dispatch fugitive slaves from the upper South, Washington, and Baltimore, through Philadelphia and New York, to Albany, Syracuse, and Canada. These networks of antislavery resistance, centered on New York City, became known as the underground railroad. Forced to operate in secrecy by hostile laws, courts, and politicians, the city’s underground-railroad agents helped more than 3,000 fugitive slaves reach freedom between 1830 and 1860. Until now, their stories have remained largely unknown, their significance little understood. Building on fresh evidence—including a detailed record of slave escapes secretly kept by Sydney Howard Gay, one of the key organizers in New York—Foner elevates the underground railroad from folklore to sweeping history. The story is inspiring—full of memorable characters making their first appearance on the historical stage—and significant—the controversy over fugitive slaves inflamed the sectional crisis of the 1850s. It eventually took a civil war to destroy American slavery, but here at last is the story of the courageous effort to fight slavery by "practical abolition," person by person, family by family.