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Pettit, Eber Sketches in the history of the Underground Railroad...

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06839 Author/Creator: Pettit, Eber Place Written: Fredonia, NY Type: Book Date: 1879 Pagination: 174 p. 22.4 x 15 cm

Summary of Content: Title continued: "Comprising many thrilling incidents of the escape of fugitives from slavery and the perils to those who aided them." First edition, with mounted albumen photograph frontispiece of Pettit. Original publishers brown cloth. Pettit was one of the chief conductors of the Underground Railroad. Not in Blockson Collection. Schomburg 326.973F-P, Work p.338.

People: Pettit, Eber

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Underground RailroadSlaveryFugitive Slave ActRunaway SlaveAfrican American History

Sub Era: African Americans and Emancipation

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