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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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Summary:

"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. These essential records and stories, introduced in this edition by a powerful new essay by Ta-Nehisi Coates, highlight 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."--from back cover.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Lake County Main Library - Lakeview 973.7115 STILL (Text) 37620000943839 New Adult Book None 04/29/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984855053
  • ISBN: 1984855050
  • Physical Description: xi, 362 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Modern Library, [2019]

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Originally published in 1872 by Porter & Coates, Philadelphia.
Summary, etc.:
"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. These essential records and stories, introduced in this edition by a powerful new essay by Ta-Nehisi Coates, highlight 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."--from back cover.
Subject: Underground Railroad.
Fugitive slaves > United States > History > 19th century.
Antislavery movements > United States > History > 19th century.
Fugitive slaves > United States > Biography.
Abolitionists > United States > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

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