People of the Underground Railroad, 1st Edition

  • Tom Calarco
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  • ISBN-10: 031308596X
  • ISBN-13: 9780313085963
  • DDC: 973.7115
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 377 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released October 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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About

Overview

The Underground Railroad was perhaps the best example in U.S. history of blacks and whites working together for the common good. People of the Underground Railroad is the largest in-depth collection of profiles of those individuals involved in the spiriting of black slaves to freedom in the northern states and Canada beginning around 1800 and lasting to the early Civil War years. One hundred entries introduce people who had a significant role in the rescuing, harboring, or conducting of the fugitives—from abolitionists, evangelical ministers, Quakers, philanthropists, lawyers, judges, physicians, journalists, educators, to novelists, feminists, and barbers—as well as notable runaways. The selections are geographically representational of the broad railroad network.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Alphabetical List of Entries.
List of Entries by State or Country.
List of Entries by Roles or Profession.
List of Sidebars.
Preface.
Introduction.
Timeline of the Underground Railroad.
1: Allen, Richard (1760-1831)..
2: Allen, William G. (1820-unknown)..
3: Anderson, Elijah (1808-1861)..
4: Anderson, John (1830-unknown)..
5: Anderson, William (1801?-1867)..
6: Bailey, Gamaliel (1807-1859)..
7: Beard, William (1787-1873)..
8: Bearse, Austin (1808-1881)..
9: Benedict, Aaron Lancaster (1804-1867)..
10: Benedict, Mordecai (1845-1927)..
11: Birney, James Gillespie (1792-1857)..
12: Bowditch, Henry I. (1808-1892)..
13: Bowditch, William I. (1819-1909)..
14: Boyd, Samuel Gregory (1843-1931)..
15: Brown, Abel (1810-1844)..
16: Brown, Henry “Box” (1815-?)..
17: Brown, John (1800-1859)..
18: Brown, William Wells (1814-1884)..
19: Burns, Anthony (1834-1862)..
20: Cockrum, William M. (1837-1924).
21: Coffin, Levi (1798-1877).
22: Colver, Nathaniel (1794-1870).
23: Concklin, Seth (1802-1851).
24: Corliss, Hiram (1793-1877).
25: Cox, Hannah (1797-1876).
26: Cross, John (1797-unknown).
27: Culver, Erastus D. (1803-1889).
28: DeBaptiste, George (1818-1875).
29: Dillingham, Richard (1823-1850).
30: Donnell, Luther A. (1809-1868).
31: Douglass, Frederick (1818-1895).
32: Fairbank, Calvin (1816-1898).
33: Fairfield, John (1813?-1856?).
34: Fountain, Alfred (dates unknown).
35: Fussell, Bartholomew (1794-1871).
36: Garnet, Henry Highland (1815-1882).
37: Garrett, Thomas (1789-1871).
38: Gay, Sydney Howard (1814-1888).
39: Gibbs, Leonard (1800-1863).
40: Goodridge, William C. (1804-1873).
41: Hanby, Ben (1833-1867).
42: Hanby, William (1808-1880).
43: Hansen, John, a.k.a. John T. Hanover (dates unknown).
44: Harris, Chapman (1803-1890).
45: Haviland, Laura Smith (1808-1898).
46: Hayden, Lewis (1811-1889).
47: Hayes, William (1795-1849).
48: Henry, William “Jerry” (1813-1853).
49: Hopper, Isaac Tatum (1771-1852).
50: Hussey, Erastus (1800-1889).
51: Hyde, Udney (1808-?).
52: Jackson, Francis (1789-1861).
53: Jackson, William (1783-1859).
54: Jones, John W. (1817-1900).
55: Lambert, William (1819-1890).
56: Latimer, George (1819-1896).
57: Lewis, Graceanna (1821-1912)..
58: Loguen, Jermaine (1813-1872).
59: Lovejoy, Owen (1811-1864).
60: McKim, J. Miller (1810-1874).
61: Minkins, Shadrach (1812-1875).
62: Mitchell, William M. (unknown).
63: Moore, Noadiah (1797-1859).
64: Mott, Lucretia (1793-1880).
65: Myers, Stephen (1803?-1870).
66: Northup, Solomon (1808-unknown).
67: Parker, John P. (1827-1900).
68: Parker, William (1824?-unknown).
69: Pettit, Eber M. (1802-1885).
70: Posey, John W. (1801-1884).
71: Powell, William P. (dates unknown).
72: Purvis, Robert (1810-1898).
73: Rachel, Aunt (unknown).
74: Rankin, John (1793-1886).
75: Ray, Charles B. (1807-1886)..
76: Reynolds, George J. (dates unknown).
77: Richardson, Susan (1812-unknown).
78: Robinson, Rowland T. (1796-1879).
79: Ruggles, David (1810-1849).
80: Shipherd, Fayette (1797-1878).
81: Sims, Thomas (1834-unknown).
82: Sloane, Rush R. (1828-1908).
83: Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874).
84: Smith, Stephen Keese (1806-1894).
85: Still, Peter (1801-1868).
86: Still, William (1821-1902).
87: Stowe, Harriet Beecher (1811-1896).
88: Tibbets, John Henry (1818-1907).
89: Todd, John (1818-1894).
90: Torrey, Charles T. (1813-1846).
91: Tubman, Harriet (1822-1913).
92: Turner, Nat (1800-1831).
93: Van Zandt, John (1791-1847).
94: Webster, Delia (1817-1904).
95: Whipper, William (1804-1876).
96: White, Addison (dates unknown).
97: Wilbur, Esther (1791-1859).
98: Wing, Asa Sylvester (1815-1854).
99: Wright, Theodore Sedgwick (1797-1847).
100: Wright, William (1788-1865).
Selected Bibliography.
Index by State of People Who Aided Fugitive Slaves.
Index to Places That Aided Fugitive Slaves.
Index.
About the Author and Contributors.