History of the Underground Railroad in Chester and the Neighboring Counties of Pennsylvania

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Stackpole Books, 1883 - History - 407 pages
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  • Reprint of a significant primary source on the Underground Railroad
  • Colorful information and anecdotes from the participants

    Originally published in 1883 and long out of print, this remarkable volume examines the Underground Railroad as it operated in southeastern Pennsylvania. Based on interviews with those directly involved in the escaped slave network, it tells the stories of freedom seekers, those who helped them, and the places they hid. A new introduction by Christopher Densmore places the book in its historical context and assesses the work in light of more recent scholarship.

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    Contents

    CHAPTER I
    25
    CHAPTER II
    36
    Daniel and Hannah Gibbons James Gibbons Incidents Daniel
    54
    CHAPTER IV
    59
    CHAPTER V
    67
    CHAPTER VII
    90
    CHAPTER VIII
    107
    CHAPTER IX
    131
    CHAPTER XIII
    206
    CHAPTER XIV
    227
    CHAPTER XVI
    260
    CHAPTER XVIII
    301
    CHAPTER XIX
    323
    CHAPTER XX
    344
    APPENDIX
    363
    Letters Received by William Still 363 American AntiSlavery
    391

    CHAPTER X
    144
    CHAPTER XI
    168

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    About the author (1883)

    R. C. Smedley (1832-83) was born in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and practiced medicine there until his death.

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