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The Resource The Underground Railroad in Connecticut, by Horatio T. Strother

The Underground Railroad in Connecticut, by Horatio T. Strother

Label
The Underground Railroad in Connecticut
Title
The Underground Railroad in Connecticut
Statement of responsibility
by Horatio T. Strother
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Here are the engrossing facts about one of the least-known movements in Connecticutʹs history -- the rise, organization, and operations of the Underground Railroad, over which fugitive slaves from the South found their way to freedom. Drawing his data from published sources and, perhaps more importantly, from the still-existing oral tradition of descendants of Underground agents, Horatio Strother tells the detailed story in this book, originally published in 1962. He traces the routes from entry points such as New Haven harbor and the New York state line, through important crossroads like Brooklyn and Farmington. Revealing the dangers fugitives faced, the author also identifies the high-minded lawbreakers who operated the system -- farmers and merchants, local officials and judges, at least one United States Senator, and many dedicated ministers of the Gospel. These narratives are set against the larger background of the development of slavery and abolitionism in America -- conversations still relevant today. -- from http://www.amazon.com (Feb. 19, 2014)
Cataloging source
ALAUL
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Strother, Horatio T
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Underground Railroad
  • Underground Railroad
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Historic buildings
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Historic buildings
  • Underground Railroad
  • Connecticut
Label
The Underground Railroad in Connecticut, by Horatio T. Strother
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Wesleyan University Press, 1962
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction ---- 1. Blazing the Trail; 2. Thorny Is the Pathway; 3. Fugitives in Flight; 4. The Captives of the Amistad; ILLUSTRATIONS; Four Antislavery Leaders; Cinque. The portrait; 5. A House Divided; Four Underground Agents; Two Underground Stations; 6. ""This Pretended Law We Cannot Obey""; 7. New Haven, Gateway from the Sea; Principal Underground Routes in the Northeast; Underground Railroad Routes in Connecticut; 8. West Connecticut Trunk Lines; 9. East Connecticut Locals; The Reverend; The home of Francis Gillette in Bloomfield; 10. Valley Line to Hartford; 11. Middletown, a Way Station12. Farmington, the Grand Central Station; 13. The Road in Full Swing ---- Appendices. 1. Narrative of Mr. Nehemiah Caulkins of Waterford, Connecticut; 2. Underground Railroad Agents in Connecticut; 3. Slaves and Free Negroes in Connecticut, 1639-1860; 4. Antislavery Societies in Connecticut, 1837; 5. Slaves in Connecticut, 183
Control code
ocn870705525
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 262 pages
Isbn
9780819560124
Lccn
62015122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)870705525
Label
The Underground Railroad in Connecticut, by Horatio T. Strother
Publication
Note
Originally published: Wesleyan University Press, 1962
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-250) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction ---- 1. Blazing the Trail; 2. Thorny Is the Pathway; 3. Fugitives in Flight; 4. The Captives of the Amistad; ILLUSTRATIONS; Four Antislavery Leaders; Cinque. The portrait; 5. A House Divided; Four Underground Agents; Two Underground Stations; 6. ""This Pretended Law We Cannot Obey""; 7. New Haven, Gateway from the Sea; Principal Underground Routes in the Northeast; Underground Railroad Routes in Connecticut; 8. West Connecticut Trunk Lines; 9. East Connecticut Locals; The Reverend; The home of Francis Gillette in Bloomfield; 10. Valley Line to Hartford; 11. Middletown, a Way Station12. Farmington, the Grand Central Station; 13. The Road in Full Swing ---- Appendices. 1. Narrative of Mr. Nehemiah Caulkins of Waterford, Connecticut; 2. Underground Railroad Agents in Connecticut; 3. Slaves and Free Negroes in Connecticut, 1639-1860; 4. Antislavery Societies in Connecticut, 1837; 5. Slaves in Connecticut, 183
Control code
ocn870705525
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 262 pages
Isbn
9780819560124
Lccn
62015122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)870705525

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