The Underground Railroad in the Adirondack Region

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McFarland, Feb 23, 2011 - Social Science - 303 pages
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The success of the Underground Railroad depended on the participation of sympathizers in hundreds of areas throughout the country, each operating independently. Each area was distinctive both geographically and societally. This work focuses on the contributions of people in the Adirondack region, including their collaboration with operatives from Albany to New York City. With more than 10 years of research, the author has been able to take what for years in northern New York was considered akin to legend and transform it into history. Abolitionist newspapers—such as Friend of Man, Liberator, Pennsylvania Freeman, Emancipator, National Anti-Slavery Standard, and the little known Albany Patriot—that were published weekly from 1841 to 1848, as well as materials from local archives, were utilized. The book has extensive maps, photographs and appendices; key contributors to the cause are identified, abolition meetings and conventions are described, and maps of the Underground Railroad stations by county are provided.

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User Review  - JaneSteen - LibraryThing

This is a nicely done niche interest history, very suitable if you're looking to research into the underground railroad in general even if it does focus on one particular region. If it's local facts ... Read full review

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User Review  - gofergrl84 - LibraryThing

This book offers a focused study on the Underground Railroad in the Adirondack region of New York. For those not familiar with the Underground Railroad, this might not be the book to start off with ... Read full review


The Underground Railroad in Northern New York and Its Role in the Abolition of Slavery Introduction
The Underground Railroad Stops in Eastern New York from New York City to Canada Introduction
Delegates to the Organizational Meeting of the New York State AntiSlavery Society Utica October 21 1835
AntiSlavery Societies in Northeastern New York Before 1840
Fugitives from Slavery Who Passed Through Albany A List Compiled by Paul and Mary Liz Stewart ...
Leadership of the Orthodox Congregational Church Union Village
Statistics on the Black Population in the Town of Greenwich 1840 to 1860
Homes with Probable Abolitionist Sympathizers Described in Everests Pioneer Homes
Possible Participants in Eastern New Yorks Underground Railroad
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About the author (2011)

Tom Calarco is a professional writer whose antislavery research is widely recognized. He was awarded the 2008 Underground Railroad Free Press Prize for advancing the knowledge and study of the Underground Railroad. He lives in Ohio.

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