The Resource The underground railroad : authentic narratives and first-hand accounts, William Still ; edited and with an introduction by Ian Frederick Finseth

The underground railroad : authentic narratives and first-hand accounts, William Still ; edited and with an introduction by Ian Frederick Finseth

Label
The underground railroad : authentic narratives and first-hand accounts
Title
The underground railroad
Title remainder
authentic narratives and first-hand accounts
Statement of responsibility
William Still ; edited and with an introduction by Ian Frederick Finseth
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the winter of 1852, a group of Philadelphia abolitionists dedicated to assisting runaway slaves formed a new assistance group to be part of the Underground Railroad--the General Vigilance Committee. William Still, the son of slaves, was named secretary and executive director."--
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Assigning source
Back cover
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1821-1902
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Still, William
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E450
LC item number
.S85 2007
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Finseth, Ian Frederick
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Underground Railroad
  • Underground Railroad
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Antislavery movements
  • Antislavery movements
  • Fugitive slaves
Label
The underground railroad : authentic narratives and first-hand accounts, William Still ; edited and with an introduction by Ian Frederick Finseth
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "20 illustrations from the original."--Back cover
  • "This Dover edition, first published in 2007, is a new compilation of selections from The underground rail road ... published by Porter & Coates, Philadelphia, 1872"--T.p. verso
Contents
Seth Concklin -- Underground railroad letters -- William Peel -- Wesley Harris -- Clarissa Davis -- Anthony Blow -- Perry Johnson -- Ex-President Tyler's household -- Edward Morgan, Henry Johnson, James and Stephen Butler -- Henry Predo -- Mary Epps, alias Emma Brown, Joseph and Robert Robinson -- Henry Box Brown -- Trial of the emancipators -- A slave girl's narrative -- Robert Brown -- Barnaby Grigby and his wife: Frank Wanzer; Emily Foster -- William Jordon -- Charles Thompson -- Blood flowed freely -- Captain F. and the mayor of Norfolk -- Four arrivals -- Charles Gilbert -- Samuel Green -- An Irish girl's devotion to freedom -- "Sam" Nixon -- The protection of slave property in Virginia -- Escaping in a chest -- Isaac Williams, Henry Banks, Kit Nickless -- "Pete Matthews" -- "Moses" arrives with six passengers -- "White enough to pass" -- Sundry arrivals -- Slave-holder in Maryland with three colored wives -- The Fugitive Slave Bill of 1850 -- The slave-hunting tragedy -- The law of treason, as laid down by Judge Kane -- William and Ellen Craft -- Arrival from Unionville, 1857 -- Arrival from Maryland, 1857 -- Arrival from Cambridge, 1857 -- Arrival from New Orleans, 1857 -- Arrival from Virginia, 1857 -- Arrival from Maryland -- Arrival from Howard Co., Md., 1957 -- Properties of Hon. L. McLane and Wm. Knight, Esq. -- Arrival from Hightstown, 1858 -- Arrival from Virginia, 1858 -- Arrival from Virginia, 1858; from the Old Dominion -- Arrival from Delaware, 1858 -- Crossing the bay in a skiff -- Arrival from Delaware, 1858 -- Arrival from Richmond, 1859 -- Arrival from Maryland, 1859 -- Sundry arrivals from Virginia, Maryland and Delaware -- Crossing the bay in a batteau -- Arrival from Dorchester Co., 1860 -- "Aunt Hannah Moore" -- Woman escaping in a box, 1857 -- Organization of the Vigilance Committee
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 273 p.
Isbn
9780486455532
Lccn
##2007002962
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)80360179
  • (OCoLC)ocm80360179^
Label
The underground railroad : authentic narratives and first-hand accounts, William Still ; edited and with an introduction by Ian Frederick Finseth
Publication
Note
  • "20 illustrations from the original."--Back cover
  • "This Dover edition, first published in 2007, is a new compilation of selections from The underground rail road ... published by Porter & Coates, Philadelphia, 1872"--T.p. verso
Contents
Seth Concklin -- Underground railroad letters -- William Peel -- Wesley Harris -- Clarissa Davis -- Anthony Blow -- Perry Johnson -- Ex-President Tyler's household -- Edward Morgan, Henry Johnson, James and Stephen Butler -- Henry Predo -- Mary Epps, alias Emma Brown, Joseph and Robert Robinson -- Henry Box Brown -- Trial of the emancipators -- A slave girl's narrative -- Robert Brown -- Barnaby Grigby and his wife: Frank Wanzer; Emily Foster -- William Jordon -- Charles Thompson -- Blood flowed freely -- Captain F. and the mayor of Norfolk -- Four arrivals -- Charles Gilbert -- Samuel Green -- An Irish girl's devotion to freedom -- "Sam" Nixon -- The protection of slave property in Virginia -- Escaping in a chest -- Isaac Williams, Henry Banks, Kit Nickless -- "Pete Matthews" -- "Moses" arrives with six passengers -- "White enough to pass" -- Sundry arrivals -- Slave-holder in Maryland with three colored wives -- The Fugitive Slave Bill of 1850 -- The slave-hunting tragedy -- The law of treason, as laid down by Judge Kane -- William and Ellen Craft -- Arrival from Unionville, 1857 -- Arrival from Maryland, 1857 -- Arrival from Cambridge, 1857 -- Arrival from New Orleans, 1857 -- Arrival from Virginia, 1857 -- Arrival from Maryland -- Arrival from Howard Co., Md., 1957 -- Properties of Hon. L. McLane and Wm. Knight, Esq. -- Arrival from Hightstown, 1858 -- Arrival from Virginia, 1858 -- Arrival from Virginia, 1858; from the Old Dominion -- Arrival from Delaware, 1858 -- Crossing the bay in a skiff -- Arrival from Delaware, 1858 -- Arrival from Richmond, 1859 -- Arrival from Maryland, 1859 -- Sundry arrivals from Virginia, Maryland and Delaware -- Crossing the bay in a batteau -- Arrival from Dorchester Co., 1860 -- "Aunt Hannah Moore" -- Woman escaping in a box, 1857 -- Organization of the Vigilance Committee
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 273 p.
Isbn
9780486455532
Lccn
##2007002962
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)80360179
  • (OCoLC)ocm80360179^

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