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The Underground Railroad In Connecticut

Author : Horatio T. Strother
ISBN : 9780819572967
Genre : History
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Here are the engrossing facts about one of the least-known movements in Connecticut’s history—the rise, organization, and operations of the Underground Railroad, over which fugitive slaves from the South found their way to freedom. Drawing his data from published sources and, perhaps more importantly, from the still-existing oral tradition of descendants of Underground agents, Horatio Strother tells the detailed story in this book, originally published in 1962. He traces the routes from entry points such as New Haven harbor and the New York state line, through important crossroads like Brooklyn and Farmington. Revealing the dangers fugitives faced, the author also identifies the high-minded lawbreakers who operated the system—farmers and merchants, local officials and judges, at least one United States Senator, and many dedicated ministers of the Gospel. These narratives are set against the larger background of the development of slavery and abolitionism in America— conversations still relevant today.

Encyclopedia Of The Underground Railroad

Author : J. Blaine Hudson
ISBN : 9780786424597
Genre : History
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Fugitive slaves were reported in the American colonies as early as the 1640s, and escapes escalated with the growth of slavery over the next two hundred years. As the number of fugitives rose, the Southern states pressed for harsher legislation that they thought would prevent escapes. The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 criminalized any assistance, active or passive, to a runaway slave--yet it only encouraged the behavior it sought to prevent. Friends of the fugitive, whose previous assistance to runaways had been somewhat haphazard, increased their efforts at organization. By the onset of the Civil War in 1861, the Underground Railroad included members, defined stops, set escape routes and a code language. From the abolitionist movement to the Zionville Baptist Missionary Church, this encyclopedia focuses on the people, ideas, events and places associated with the interrelated histories of fugitive slaves, the African American struggle for equality and the American antislavery movement. Information is drawn from primary sources such as public records, document collections, slave autobiographies and antebellum newspapers. Entries contain pointers to related entries and suggestions for further research. Appendices include information such as a geographical listing of selected friends of the fugitive, noted Underground Railroad sites administered by the National Parks Service, a bibliography of slave autobiographies and selected Underground Railroad songs. A chronology of slavery and the Underground Railroad is also included.

Black Heritage Sites

Author : Nancy C. Curtis
ISBN : 0838906435
Genre : Social Science
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Lists historic sites related to African American history, organized geographically, and discusses the significance of each site

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.

The Underground Railroad In Massachusetts

Author : Wilbur Henry Siebert
ISBN : PSU:000003630495
Genre : African Americans
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Tapestry A Listing History Of The Black Family In Southeastern Connecticut

Author : James M. Rose
ISBN : 0806352140
Genre : History
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Hippocrene Guide To The Underground Railroad

Author : Charles L. Blockson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105003475071
Genre : History
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Offers a travel guide and historic reference to historic sites in twenty-three states and two Canadian provinces relating to the Underground Railroad

Underground Railroad Tales

Author : Emerson Klees
ISBN : WISC:89073152985
Genre : History
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This book includes an overview of the slave economy,a history of the Underground Railroad,and 36 tales of the escaped slaves and the people who helped them (including six biographical sketches), divided into four regions, the Midwest, the Mid-Atlantic states, New England, and eight routes and 41 stations in the Finger Lakes Region.

The Underground Railroad From Slavery To Freedom

Author : Wilbur Henry Siebert
ISBN : UCSC:32106000604956
Genre : History
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People Of The Underground Railroad A Biographical Dictionary

Author : Tom Calarco
ISBN : 9780313085963
Genre : Social Science
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The Underground Railroad was perhaps the best example in U.S. history of blacks and whites working together for the common good. People of the Underground Railroad is the largest in-depth collection of profiles of those individuals involved in the spiriting of black slaves to freedom in the northern states and Canada beginning around 1800 and lasting to the early Civil War years. One hundred entries introduce people who had a significant role in the rescuing, harboring, or conducting of the fugitives—from abolitionists, evangelical ministers, Quakers, philanthropists, lawyers, judges, physicians, journalists, educators, to novelists, feminists, and barbers—as well as notable runaways. The selections are geographically representational of the broad railroad network. There is renewed interest in the Underground Railroad, exemplified by the new National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati and energized scholarly inquiry. People of the Underground Railroad presents authoritative information gathered from the latest research and established sources, many of them from period publications. Designed for student research and general browsing, in-depth essay entries include further reading. Numerous sidebars complement the entries. A timeline, illustrations, and map help put the profiles into context.

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