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History of the Underground Railroad

William M. Cockrum

History of the Underground Railroad

As It Was Conducted by the Anti-Slavery League

by William M. Cockrum

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Published by Heritage Books Inc .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States - State & Local - General,
  • History - U.S.,
  • History: American

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages328
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9544504M
    ISBN 10155613391X
    ISBN 109781556133916

    The lone exception, of course, is the page book Underground Railroad Records, published in by William Still, at first a Negro clerk in the Philadelphia Anti-Slavery Society, but later virtually central director of the movement in southeast Pennsylvania. The book is . Beyond the River: A True Story of the Underground Railroad by Ann Hagedorn Book Description: Beyond the River brings to brilliant life the dramatic story of the forgotten heroes of the Ripley, Ohio, line of the Underground Railroad. The decades preceding the Civil War were rife with fierce sectarian violence along the borders between slave and free states.

    Professor Foner’s book on the Underground Railroad has been praised for its extensive research, deft storytelling, and vivid profiles of fugitive slaves and black and white abolitionists.   The underground railroad is not, in Whitehead’s novel, the secret network of passageways and safe houses used by runaway slaves to reach the free North from their slaveholding states.

    The second major work of the early period of Underground Railroad books is William Still's Underground Railroad Records published in This is a wonderful book gleaned from Still's participation as a stationmaster for the Philadelphia Vigilance Committee during the s when he aided more than freedomseekers. R. C. Smedley () was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and practiced medicine there until his death. Christopher Densmore is curator of the Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College, a member of the advisory board of the Kennett Underground Railroad Center, and author of Quaker Crosscurrents () and Red Jacket ().


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History of the Underground Railroad by William M. Cockrum Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Underground Railroad was a network of people, African American as well as white, offering shelter and aid to escaped slaves from the South.

It developed as a convergence of several different. Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad tells a story that will surprise most readers. Among its biggest surprises is that, despite the book’s subtitle, the. The book chronicles the functioning and challenges of the ad hoc Underground Railroad system, and puts it in the context of the overall Abolition movement as well as documenting how the support for fugitive (ex) slaves became another hotpoint between the North and by: In this book, the Underground Railroad is just that: a system of railroads underground that help slaves Colson Whitehead uses a very matter-of-fact way to talk about the horrors of slavery (and there were plenty) that makes what happens somehow all the more horrific.4/5(23K).

The Underground Railroad, published inis the sixth novel by American author Colson Whitehead. The alternate history novel tells the story of Cora and Caesar, two slaves in the southeastern United States during the 19th century, who make a bid for freedom from their Georgia plantations by following the Underground Railroad, which the novel depicts as Author: Colson Whitehead.

Professor Eric Foner discusses key people and events in the history of the Underground Railroad. He explains how slaves escaped to freedom with assistance from anti-slavery activists. Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad - Kindle edition by Foner, Eric. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad/5(). Learn about Harriet Tubman in this biography video for kids. She helped rescue over people from slavery through the Underground Railroad.

She fought for African American and women's rights and. History. The Underground Railroad is a term for the covert network of people and places that assisted fugitive slaves as they escaped from slavery in the South.

Most widespread during the three decades prior to the Civil War, this activity primarily took place in the regions bordering slave states, with the Ohio River being the center of much.

The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes and safe houses established in the United States during the early to midth century, and used by enslaved African-Americans to escape into free states and Canada. The scheme was assisted by abolitionists and others sympathetic to the cause of the escapees.

Not literally a railroad, the workers (both black and. (shelved 3 times as underground-railroad) avg rating — 3, ratings — published Want to Read saving. About The Underground Railroad.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave’s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia.

Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially. The Underground Railroad operated at night. Slaves were moved from "station" to "station" by abolitionists. These "stations" were usually homes and churches — any safe place to rest and eat before continuing on the journey to freedom, as faraway as Canada.

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The Underground Railroad provided the means by which an enslaved person could reach his/ her dream of freedom and all the possibilities that came with it. The “Underground Railroad” is not actually a train operating along hidden railroad tracks.

Instead, it refers to an idea. The Underground Railroad refers to the efforts of enslaved Afri. How did slaves escape the South before the Civil War. What was the Underground Railroad. 5 Things every citizen should know. How did it work. Get a seat on the underground railroad of learning. The Underground Railroad is an example of a neo-slave narrative, a term coined by Ishmael Reed that refers to a work of literature written in the contemporary era that is set during the slavery era and tells the story from the perspective of enslaved characters.

Other examples of neo-slave narratives include Octavia Butler’s Kindred, Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Marlon James’ The Book. What Was the Underground Railroad.

by Yona Zeldis McDonough Once again, the WhoHQ series has put out a great non-fiction book about an important topic. This book features interesting facts, lots of illustrations, maps, and profiles of those who made the journey.

The resulting history, published in and entitled “The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom,” depicted a network of more than three thousand anti-slavery activists, most of them. The Smithsonian Institution and National Underground Railroad Freedom Center have given us an excellent study of the public history of America's collective behavior.

American cultural and social history communities differ on whether the Underground Railroad was resistance or rescue. Slavery, Underground Railroad, Abolitionists and Harriet Tubman, Civil War.

Critical reading, Writing historical fiction, Decoding/Word identification, For a wealth of student activities and resources about the Underground Railroad, see: Slideshows of important themes in American history with images and audio.Just as Lander’s speech is coming to an end, the meeting is disrupted by Ridgeway and a gang of white men.

They shoot Lander and Royal and drag off many others. Royal dies in Cora’s arms while telling her with a smile to escape via the underground railroad. Ridgeway captures Cora and demands that she lead him to the railroad station.The Underground Railroad covers five primary periods in the life of Cora: When Cora’s mother, Mabel, runs away, Cora becomes a young outcast among the slaves of the Randall plantation.

She fiercely defends the tiny plot of land she has inherited from her mother (who inherited it from Cora’s grandmother, Ajarry) when other slaves try to take.