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The Underground Railroad In Dekalb County Illinois

Author : Nancy M. Beasley
ISBN : 9781476600802
Genre : History
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This book is about previously unidentified people who became Abolitionists involved in the antislavery movement from about 1840 to 1860. Although arrests were made in nearby counties, not one person was prosecuted for aiding a fugitive slave in DeKalb County, Illinois. First, the area Congregationalist, Universalist, Presbyterian and Wesleyan Methodist churches all had compelling antislavery beliefs. Church members, county elected officials, and the Underground Railroad conductors and stationmasters were all one and the same. Additionally, DeKalb County had the highest concentration of subscriptions to the Chicago–based Western Citizen antislavery newspaper. It was an accepted local activity to help escaped slaves. A biographical dictionary includes evidence and personal information for more than 600 men and women, and their families, who defied the prevailing Fugitive Slave Law, and helped the anti-slavery movement in this one Northern Illinois County. Unique photographs and illustrations are included along with notes, bibliography and index.

The Underground Railroad

Author : Mary Ellen Snodgrass
ISBN : 9781317454168
Genre : Business & Economics
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The culmination of years of research in dozens of archives and libraries, this fascinating encyclopedia provides an unprecedented look at the network known as the Underground Railroad - that mysterious "system" of individuals and organizations that helped slaves escape the American South to freedom during the years before the Civil War. In operation as early as the 1500s and reaching its peak with the abolitionist movement of the antebellum period, the Underground Railroad saved countless lives and helped alter the course of American history. This is the most complete reference on the Underground Railroad ever published. It includes full coverage of the Railroad in both the United States and Canada, which was the ultimate destination of many of the escaping slaves. "The Underground Railroad: An Encyclopedia of People, Places, and Operations" explores the people, places, writings, laws, and organizations that made this network possible. More than 1,500 entries detail the families and personalities involved in the operation, and sidebars extract primary source materials for longer entries. This encyclopedia features extensive supporting materials, including maps with actual Underground Railroad escape routes, photos, a chronology, genealogies of those involved in the operation, a listing of Underground Railroad operatives by state or Canadian province, a "passenger" list of escaping slaves, and primary and secondary source bibliographies.

History Of Dekalb County Illinois

Author : Henry Lamson Boies
ISBN : WISC:89073072209
Genre : De Kalb County (Ill.)
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His Brother S Blood

Author : Owen Lovejoy
ISBN : 0252029194
Genre : History
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History of Owen Lovejoy's religious and political participation in the antislavery movment from 1838 to 1864. This is the first comprehensive collection of the speeches of Owen Lovejoy (1811-64). After the assassination of his brother, Elijah, for printing an antislavery newspaper, instead of seeking revenge on the murderers, Lovejoy chose to help eradicate the system of racial slavery. Including sermons, campaign speeches, open letters, and his congressional exchanges and addresses, His Brother's Blood offers a colorful and important perspective on the turmoil leading up to the Civil War and the excitement in Congress that produced universal emancipation.

The Underground Railroad In Western Illinois

Author : Owen W. Muelder
ISBN : 0786431415
Genre : History
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Fugitives fleeing from slavery in Kentucky, Missouri, and points farther south traversed the entire state of Illinois while moving northward. But they were most likely to receive help from Underground railroad operators if they passed through western Illinois, where a good number of Underground Railroad agents lived. This book briefly discusses the Underground Railroad throughout the United States and all of Illinois. It addresses at length the activities of Underground Railroad operators, both black and white, in western Illinois. The compelling efforts of these people have been surprisingly neglected; this book examines in detail their significant contributions to this heroic chapter in American history.

Outside The Rails A Rail Route Guide From Chicago To La Plata Mo

Author : Robert Tabern
ISBN : 9781300710684
Genre : Railroad stations
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Illinois African American Resource Guide

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ISBN : UIUC:30112120216863
Genre : African Americans
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Includes: chronology of African-Americans in Illinois; directories of Illinois African-American resources, sites, resource individuals, and U.S. research centers; listings of African-American public office holders; articles on African-American history in Illinois; bibliographies.

Past And Present Of Dekalb County Illinois

Author : Lewis M. Gross
ISBN : WISC:89066108226
Genre : De Kalb County (Ill.)
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Publications Of The Illinois State Historical Library

Author : Illinois State Historical Library
ISBN : STANFORD:36105005672741
Genre : Illinois
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Transactions Of The Illinois State Historical Society For The Year

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ISBN : IND:30000048824837
Genre : Illinois
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