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Still, William (1821-1902) The underground railroad. A record of facts, authentic narratives, letters, &c., narrating the hardships, hair-breadth escapes and death struggles...

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05843 Author/Creator: Still, William (1821-1902) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Book Date: 1872 Pagination: 1 v. : 786 p. : ill. ; 24.5 x 17 cm.

Summary of Content: (title continues)... 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. Printed by Porter & Coates. Contains a frontispiece printed portrait of Still, and woodcut illustrations throughout text. An exhaustive volume containing narratives, testimonies, and biographies.

People: Still, William, 1821-1902

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: SlaveryAfrican American HistoryFugitive Slave ActRunaway SlaveReform MovementUnderground Railroad

Sub Era: Reconstruction

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