Beyond the River: The Untold Story of the Heroes of the UndergroundSimon & Schuster #ad - And you can see what the abolitionist john Rankin saw from his house at the top of that hill, where for nearly forty years he placed a lantern each night to guide fugitive slaves to freedom beyond the river. Determined in their cause, and his fellow abolitionists—some of them former slaves themselves—risked their lives to guide thousands of runaways safely across the river into the free state of Ohio, Rankin, his family, even when a sensational trial in Kentucky threatened to expose the Ripley “conductors.
Rankin, the leader of the ripley line and one of the early leaders of the antislavery movement, became nationally renowned after the publication of his Letters on American Slavery, a collection of letters he wrote to persuade his brother in Virginia to renounce slavery. You can see the hills of northern Kentucky and the rooftops of Ripley’s riverfront houses.
Beyond the River: The Untold Story of the Heroes of the Underground #ad - In beyond the river, ann hagedorn tells the remarkable story of the participants in the Ripley line of the Underground Railroad, black and white, bringing to life the struggles of the men and women, who fought “the war before the war” along the Ohio River. A vivid narrative about memorable people, Beyond the River is an inspiring story of courage and heroism that transports us to another era and deepens our understanding of the great social movement known as the Underground Railroad.
Beyond the river brings to brilliant life the dramatic story of the forgotten heroes of the Ripley, Ohio, line of the Underground Railroad. From the highest hill above the town of Ripley, Ohio, you can see five bends in the Ohio River.
The Underground Railroad Records: Narrating the Hardships, Hairbreadth Escapes, and Death Struggles of Slaves in Their Efforts for FreedomModern Library #ad - It is a timeless testament to the power we all have to challenge systems that oppress us. This edition highlights the remarkable creativity, resilience, and determination demonstrated by those trying to subvert bondage. He also meticulously collected the letters, arrival memos, biographical sketches, 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. 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.
The Underground Railroad Records: Narrating the Hardships, Hairbreadth Escapes, and Death Struggles of Slaves in Their Efforts for Freedom #ad - 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.
Slavery & the Underground Railroad in South Central Pennsylvania American HeritageThe History Press #ad - Gradually, antislavery views prevailed. The appalachian mountains and the Susquehanna River provided natural cover for fleeing slaves, causing an influx of travel along the Underground Railroad. Historian cooper wingert reveals the struggles between slavery and abolition in South Central Pennsylvania. The institution lingered locally for more than fifty years, although it was virtually extinct everywhere else within Pennsylvania.
Slavery & the Underground Railroad in South Central Pennsylvania American Heritage #ad - Much like the rest of the nation, South Central Pennsylvania struggled with slavery. Locals like william wright and James McAllister assisted these runaways while publicly advocating to abolish slavery.
The Secrets of Mary Bowser: A NovelWilliam Morrow Paperbacks #ad - Author lois leveen combines fascinating facts and ingenious speculation to craft a historical novel that will enthrall readers of women’s fiction, historical fiction, and acclaimed works like Cane River and Cold Mountain that offer intimate looks at the twin nightmares of slavery and Civil War. Masterfully written, the Secrets of Mary Bowser shines a new light onto our country’s darkest history.
Brunonia barry, bestselling author of the Lace Reader “Packed with drama, love, intrigue, and most of all, loss, the resilience of a remarkable heroine…. What a treat!”—kelly o'connor mcnees, author of the lost summer of louisa may alcottBased on the remarkable true story of a freed African American slave who returned to Virginia at the onset of the Civil War to spy on the Confederates, The Secrets of Mary Bowser is a masterful debut by an exciting new novelist.
The Secrets of Mary Bowser: A Novel #ad - A powerful and unforgettable story of a woman who risked her own freedom to bring freedom to millions of others, The Secrets of Mary Bowser celebrates the courageous achievements of a little known but truly inspirational American heroine.
Lenape Country: Delaware Valley Society Before William Penn Early American StudiesUniversity of Pennsylvania Press #ad - Drawing on a wide range of sources, author Jean R. The natives and dutch quickly negotiated peace, avoiding an extended war through diplomacy and trade. In 1631, when the dutch tried to develop plantation agriculture in the Delaware Valley, the Lenape Indians destroyed the colony of Swanendael and killed its residents.
The first comprehensive account of the lenape Indians and their encounters with European settlers before Pennsylvania's founding, Lenape Country places Native culture at the center of this part of North America. The lenapes preserved their political sovereignty for the next fifty years as Dutch, Finnish, Swedish, and English colonists settled the Delaware Valley.
Even after thousands of quakers arrived in West New Jersey and Pennsylvania in the late 1670s and '80s, the region successfully avoided war for another seventy-five years. Lenape country is a sweeping narrative history of the multiethnic society of the Delaware Valley in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.
. The european outposts did not approach the size and strength of those in Virginia, New England, and New Netherland. After swanendael, and finns avoided war by focusing on trade and forging strategic alliances in such events as the Dutch conquest, the Mercurius affair, Swedes, the Long Swede conspiracy, the Natives, and English attempts to seize land.
Lenape Country: Delaware Valley Society Before William Penn Early American Studies #ad - Soderlund demonstrates that the hallmarks of delaware valley society—commitment to personal freedom, religious liberty, and opposition to hierarchical government—began in the Delaware Valley not with Quaker ideals or the leadership of William Penn but with the Lenape Indians, peaceful resolution of conflict, whose culture played a key role in shaping Delaware Valley society.
Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground RailroadW. W. Norton & Company #ad - New york was also home to the North’s largest free black community, making it a magnet for fugitive slaves seeking refuge. The dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom. More than any other scholar, Eric Foner has influenced our understanding of America's history.
The story is inspiring—full of memorable characters making their first appearance on the historical stage—and significant—the controversy over fugitive slaves inflamed the sectional crisis of the 1850s. These networks of antislavery resistance, centered on New York City, became known as the underground railroad.
Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad #ad - Slaves could be found in the streets of New York well after abolition, merchants, traveling with owners doing business with the city's major banks, and manufacturers. Now, making brilliant use of extraordinary evidence, the Pulitzer Prize–winning historian once again reconfigures the national saga of American slavery and freedom.
A deeply entrenched institution, slavery lived on legally and commercially even in the northern states that had abolished it after the American Revolution. Until now, their stories have remained largely unknown, their significance little understood. Building on fresh evidence—including a detailed record of slave escapes secretly kept by Sydney Howard Gay, one of the key organizers in New York—Foner elevates the underground railroad from folklore to sweeping history.
Forced to operate in secrecy by hostile laws, and politicians, the city’s underground-railroad agents helped more than 3, courts, 000 fugitive slaves reach freedom between 1830 and 1860.
The Underground Railroad: Authentic Narratives and First-Hand Accounts African AmericanDover Publications #ad - Deeply moved by the stories of the fugitive slaves he helped conduct northward, Still took his committee record-keeping to a higher level. It is considered the most complete firsthand account ever written of the men, women, and children who rode the legendary "Railroad" to freedom. In the winter of 1852, a group of philadelphia abolitionists dedicated to assisting runaway slaves in their flight to freedom formed a new assistance group to be part of the Underground Railroad—the General Vigilance Committee.
And he added excerpts from letters, and legal documents to the already arresting biographical sketches, creating unforgettable portraits of the slaves' deadly struggles, newspapers, brutal hardships, and narrow escapes. When the civil war ended and slavery was abolished, William Still published his journals as The Underground Railroad.
The Underground Railroad: Authentic Narratives and First-Hand Accounts African American #ad - William still, himself a son of slaves, was named its secretary and executive director. This edition includes a new Introduction and 20 illustrations from the original publication. In his journals, he painstakingly reproduced vivid accounts he heard from their very lips. He wrote down, every detail of their stirring, in eloquent narrative form, often heartbreaking histories.
Second only to the great harriet tubman in the number of freedom-seeking "passengers" he conducted through the Underground Railroad, Still let the words of former slaves speak for themselves.
Remembering Lattimer: Labor, Migration, and Race in Pennsylvania Anthracite Country Working Class in American HistoryUniversity of Illinois Press #ad - By blending archival and archaeological research with interviews, he weighs how the people living in the region remember--and forget--what happened. On september 10, and lithuanian descent or origin--marched on Lattimer, 1897, Slovak, a group of 400 striking coal miners--workers of Polish, Pennsylvania.
Shackel confronts the legacies and lessons of the Lattimer event. The bloody day quickly faded into history. Shackel shows how the social, economic, and political circumstances surrounding historic Lattimer connect in profound ways to the riven communities of today. There, law enforcement officers fired without warning into the protesters, killing nineteen miners and wounding thirty-eight others.
Remembering Lattimer: Labor, Migration, and Race in Pennsylvania Anthracite Country Working Class in American History #ad - Beginning with a dramatic retelling of the incident, and the acquittal of the deputies who perpetrated it, Shackel traces how the violence, spurred membership in the United Mine Workers. Paul A. Compelling and timely, Remembering Lattimer restores an American tragedy to our public memory. Now in positions of power, the descendants of the slain miners have themselves become rabidly anti-labor and anti-immigrant as Dominicans and other Latinos change the community.
Bound for Canaan: The Epic Story of the Underground RailroHarperCollins e-books #ad - The true story of the Underground Railroad is much more morally complex and politically divisive than even the myths suggest. But the beginnings of slavery's denouement can be traced to a courageous band of ordinary Americans, black and white, who joined forces to create what would come to be known as the Underground Railroad, slave and free, a movement that occupies as romantic a place in the nation's imagination as the Lewis and Clark expedition.
Against a backdrop of the country's westward expansion arose a fierce clash of values that was nothing less than a war for the country's soul. Interweaving thrilling personal stories with the politics of slavery and abolition, Bound for Canaan shows how the Underground Railroad gave birth to this country's first racially integrated, religiously inspired movement for social change.
Bound for Canaan: The Epic Story of the Underground Railro #ad - . An important book of epic scope on America's first racially integrated, religiously inspired movement for changeThe civil war brought to a climax the country's bitter division. Not since the american revolution had the country engaged in an act of such vast and profound civil disobedience that not only challenged prevailing mores but also subverted federal law.
Bound for canaan tells the stories of men and women like david Ruggles, who invented the black underground in New York City; bold Quakers like Isaac Hopper and Levi Coffin, who risked their lives to build the Underground Railroad; and the inimitable Harriet Tubman.
Encyclopedia of the Underground RailroadMcFarland #ad - As the number of fugitives rose, the Southern states pressed for harsher legislation to 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. By the onset of the civil war in 1861, the Underground Railroad included members, defined stops, set escape routes and a code language.
Encyclopedia of the Underground Railroad #ad - From the abolitionist movement to the zionville baptist Missionary Church, this encyclopedia focuses on the people, events and places associated with the interrelated histories of fugitive slaves, ideas, the African American struggle for equality and the American antislavery movement. Fugitive slaves were reported in the American colonies as early as the 1640s, and escapes escalated with the growth of slavery over the next 200 years.
Information is drawn from primary sources such as public records, document collections, slave autobiographies and antebellum newspapers. Friends of the fugitive, whose previous assistance to runaways had been somewhat haphazard, increased their efforts at organization.