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The Resource The Underground Railroad records : narrating the hardships, hairbreadth escapes, and death struggles of the slaves in their efforts for freedom, William Still ; edited by Quincy T. Mills ; introduction by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Underground Railroad records : narrating the hardships, hairbreadth escapes, and death struggles of the slaves in their efforts for freedom, William Still ; edited by Quincy T. Mills ; introduction by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Label
The Underground Railroad records : narrating the hardships, hairbreadth escapes, and death struggles of the slaves in their efforts for freedom
Title
The Underground Railroad records
Title remainder
narrating the hardships, hairbreadth escapes, and death struggles of the slaves in their efforts for freedom
Statement of responsibility
William Still ; edited by Quincy T. Mills ; introduction by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As a conductor for the Underground Railroad -- the covert resistance network created to aid and protect slaves seeking freedom -- William Still helped as many as eight hundred people escape enslavement. He also meticulously collected letters, biographical sketches, arrival memos and ransom notes of the escapees. [This book] is an archive of primary documents that traces the narrative arc of the greatest, most successful campaign of civil disobedience in American history. These essential records and stories, intoriduced in this edition by a powerful new esasy by Ta-Nehisi Coates, highlight the remarkable creativity, resilience, and detrmination demonstrated by those trying to subvert bondage. It is a timeless testament to the power we all have to challenge sytems that oppress us." -- Back cover
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
IMmBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1821-1902
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Still, William
Dewey number
973.7/115
Index
no index present
Intended audience
1270L
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
E450
LC item number
.S85 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mills, Quincy T.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Underground Railroad
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Antislavery movements
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Abolitionists
Target audience
adult
Label
The Underground Railroad records : narrating the hardships, hairbreadth escapes, and death struggles of the slaves in their efforts for freedom, William Still ; edited by Quincy T. Mills ; introduction by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in 1872 by Porter & Coates, Philadelphia
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xi, 362 pages
Isbn
9781984855053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1119666604
  • (OCoLC)1119666604
Label
The Underground Railroad records : narrating the hardships, hairbreadth escapes, and death struggles of the slaves in their efforts for freedom, William Still ; edited by Quincy T. Mills ; introduction by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publication
Note
Originally published in 1872 by Porter & Coates, Philadelphia
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xi, 362 pages
Isbn
9781984855053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1119666604
  • (OCoLC)1119666604

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