History of the Underground Railroad: In Chester and the Neighboring Counties of Pennsylvania

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Stackpole Books, 1883 - History - 480 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.

Christopher Densmore is curator of the Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College, a member of the advisory board of the Kennett Underground Railroad Center, and author of Quaker Crosscurrents (0-8156-2664-9) and Red Jacket (0-8156-2785-8).

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