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The Resource The Underground Railroad records : narrating the hardships, hairbreadth escapes, and death struggles of the slaves in their efforts for freedom, William Still ; edited by Quincy T. Mills ; introduction by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Underground Railroad records : narrating the hardships, hairbreadth escapes, and death struggles of the slaves in their efforts for freedom, William Still ; edited by Quincy T. Mills ; introduction by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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The Underground Railroad records : narrating the hardships, hairbreadth escapes, and death struggles of the slaves in their efforts for freedom
Title
The Underground Railroad records
Title remainder
narrating the hardships, hairbreadth escapes, and death struggles of the slaves in their efforts for freedom
Statement of responsibility
William Still ; edited by Quincy T. Mills ; introduction by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Title variation
Still's Underground Rail Road records.
Title variation remainder
Revised edition .. , with a life of the author
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A riveting collection of the hardships, hairbreadth escapes, and mortal struggles of enslaved people seeking freedom: These are the true stories of the Underground Railroad. Featuring a powerful introduction by Ta-Nehisi Coates As a conductor for the Underground Railroad -- the covert resistance network created to aid and protect slaves seeking freedom -- William Still helped as many as eight hundred people escape enslavement. He also meticulously collected the letters, biographical sketches, arrival memos, and ransom notes of the escapees. The Underground Railroad Records is an archive of primary documents that trace the narrative arc of the greatest, most successful campaign of civil disobedience in American history. This edition highlights the remarkable creativity, resilience, and determination demonstrated by those trying to subvert bondage. It is a timeless testament to the power we all have to challenge systems that oppress us." --
Assigning source
Back cover
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
IMmBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1821-1902
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Still, William
Dewey number
973.7/115
Index
no index present
LC call number
E450
LC item number
.S85 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mills, Quincy T.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Underground Railroad
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Antislavery movements
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Abolitionists
Label
The Underground Railroad records : narrating the hardships, hairbreadth escapes, and death struggles of the slaves in their efforts for freedom, William Still ; edited by Quincy T. Mills ; introduction by Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Publication
Note
Originally published as: The underground rail road : a record of facts, authentic narratives, letters, &c., narrating the hardships, hair-breadth escapes, and death struggles of the slaves in their efforts for freedom, as related by themselves and others or witnessed by the author : together with sketches of some of the largest stockholders and most liberal aiders and advisers of the road. Philadelphia : Porter & Coates, 1872. Revised edition published: Philadelphia: People's publishing company, 1879, 1879 and William Still, 1883
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Seth Concklin -- Underground railroad letters -- William Peel -- Wesley Harris -- Clarissa Davis -- Anthony Blow -- Perry Johnson -- Ex-President Tyler's household loses an aristocratic "article" -- 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... Jae Johnson and her two little boys -- A slave girl's narrative -- Arrival of Jackson, Isaac, and Edmonsdson Turner from Petersburg -- Robert Brown -- Barnaby Grigby and his wife: Frank Wanzer; Emily Foster -- William Jordon Joseph Grant and John Speaks -- Willim N. Taylor -- Arrival from Richmond [Charles Thompson -- Blood flowed freely -- Escape of a young slave mother -- Samuel W. Johnson -- Two female passengers from Maryland -- Captain F. and the mayor of Norfolk -- Arrivals from different places -- "Fleeing girl..." in male attire -- Charles Gilbert -- Saly-water fugitive ---- 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 -- Slave-holder in Maryland with three colored wives -- The Fugitive Slave Bill of 1850 -- The slave-hunting tragedy ...1851 -- William and Ellen Craft -- Arrival from Delaware, 1857 -- Arrival from New Orleans, 1857 -- Arrival from Washington, D.C. -- Arrival from Maryland --Arrival from Alexandria -- Arrival from Norfolk, Va. -- Arrival from North Carolina, 1957 -- [Properties of] Hon. L. McLane and Wm. Knight, Esq. -- Arrival from Hightstown, 1858 -- Arrival from Virginia, 1858 -- Crossing the bay in a skiff -- Arrival from Delaware, 1858 -- Arrival from Maryland, 1859 --Arrival from Virginia, 1860 -- Crossing the bay in a batteau -- Arrival from Dorchester Co., 1860 -- Arrival from Richmond -- "Aunt Hannah Moore" -- Woman escaping in a box, 1857 -- Organization of the Vigilance Committee
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xi, 362 pages
Isbn
9781984855053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Original version note
Still's Underground Rail Road records, revised edition .. , with a life of the author,
System control number
  • on1119666604
  • (OCoLC)1119666604
  • 2639267
Label
The Underground Railroad records : narrating the hardships, hairbreadth escapes, and death struggles of the slaves in their efforts for freedom, William Still ; edited by Quincy T. Mills ; introduction by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publication
Note
Originally published as: The underground rail road : a record of facts, authentic narratives, letters, &c., narrating the hardships, hair-breadth escapes, and death struggles of the slaves in their efforts for freedom, as related by themselves and others or witnessed by the author : together with sketches of some of the largest stockholders and most liberal aiders and advisers of the road. Philadelphia : Porter & Coates, 1872. Revised edition published: Philadelphia: People's publishing company, 1879, 1879 and William Still, 1883
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Seth Concklin -- Underground railroad letters -- William Peel -- Wesley Harris -- Clarissa Davis -- Anthony Blow -- Perry Johnson -- Ex-President Tyler's household loses an aristocratic "article" -- 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... Jae Johnson and her two little boys -- A slave girl's narrative -- Arrival of Jackson, Isaac, and Edmonsdson Turner from Petersburg -- Robert Brown -- Barnaby Grigby and his wife: Frank Wanzer; Emily Foster -- William Jordon Joseph Grant and John Speaks -- Willim N. Taylor -- Arrival from Richmond [Charles Thompson -- Blood flowed freely -- Escape of a young slave mother -- Samuel W. Johnson -- Two female passengers from Maryland -- Captain F. and the mayor of Norfolk -- Arrivals from different places -- "Fleeing girl..." in male attire -- Charles Gilbert -- Saly-water fugitive ---- 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 -- Slave-holder in Maryland with three colored wives -- The Fugitive Slave Bill of 1850 -- The slave-hunting tragedy ...1851 -- William and Ellen Craft -- Arrival from Delaware, 1857 -- Arrival from New Orleans, 1857 -- Arrival from Washington, D.C. -- Arrival from Maryland --Arrival from Alexandria -- Arrival from Norfolk, Va. -- Arrival from North Carolina, 1957 -- [Properties of] Hon. L. McLane and Wm. Knight, Esq. -- Arrival from Hightstown, 1858 -- Arrival from Virginia, 1858 -- Crossing the bay in a skiff -- Arrival from Delaware, 1858 -- Arrival from Maryland, 1859 --Arrival from Virginia, 1860 -- Crossing the bay in a batteau -- Arrival from Dorchester Co., 1860 -- Arrival from Richmond -- "Aunt Hannah Moore" -- Woman escaping in a box, 1857 -- Organization of the Vigilance Committee
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xi, 362 pages
Isbn
9781984855053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Original version note
Still's Underground Rail Road records, revised edition .. , with a life of the author,
System control number
  • on1119666604
  • (OCoLC)1119666604
  • 2639267

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