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Johnson, Homer Uri (fl. 1896) From Dixie to Canada: romance and realities of the underground railroad

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06145 Author/Creator: Johnson, Homer Uri (fl. 1896) Place Written: Orwell, Ohio Type: Book Date: 1896 Pagination: 1 v. : 194 p. : ill. ; 17.3 x 12 cm.

Summary of Content: Second edition. Printed by H.U. Johnson. Includes a printed frontispiece photograph of Johnson. Johnson gathered the stories within this book from "personal observation, extensive reading, visitations along many of the old lines, and numerous interviews and extensive correspondence with those heroic men and women who dared their fortunes and their personal liberty in the cause of humanity and right..."

People: Johnson, Homer Uri, fl. 1896

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: African American HistorySlaveryUnderground RailroadFugitive Slave ActRunaway SlaveAbolition

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