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Passengers

release date: Oct 01, 2020
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Passengers
Discover a powerful collection of the hardships, hairbreadth escapes, and mortal struggles of enslaved people seeking freedom: These are the true stories of the Underground Railroad. A secret network of safe houses, committees and guides that stretched well below the Mason-Dixon Line into the brutal slave states of the American South, the Underground Railroad remains one of the most impressive and well-organised resistance movements in modern history. It facilitated the escape of over 30,000 slave 'passengers' through America and into Canada during its peak years of 1850-60, and, in total, an estimated 100,000 slaves found their freedom through the network. Abridged from William Still's The Underground Railroad Records - an epic historical document that chronicles the first-hand stories of American slaves who escaped to freedom via the Underground Railroad - Passengers tells of the secret methods, risks and covert sacrifices that were made to liberate so many from slavery. From tales of men murdered in cold blood for their part in helping assist runaways and terrifyingly tense descriptions of stowaways and dramatic escape plans, to stories of families reunited and the moments of absurdity that the Underground Railroad forced its 'passengers' to sometimes endure, Still's narratives testify to the humanity of this vast enterprise. WITH AN INTRODUCTION FROM TA-NEHISI COATES, AUTHOR OF THE WATER DANCER ABRIDGED FROM WILLIAM STILL'S THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD RECORDS

The Underground Railroad Records

release date: Sep 24, 2019
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The Underground Railroad Records
A riveting collection of the hardships, hairbreadth escapes, and mortal struggles of enslaved people seeking freedom: These are the true stories of the Underground Railroad. Featuring a powerful introduction by Ta-Nehisi Coates 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 the letters, biographical sketches, arrival memos, and ransom notes of the escapees. The Underground Railroad Records is an archive of primary documents that trace the narrative arc of the greatest, most successful campaign of civil disobedience in American history. This edition highlights the remarkable creativity, resilience, and determination demonstrated by those trying to subvert bondage. It is a timeless testament to the power we all have to challenge systems that oppress us.

Still's Underground Rail Road Records

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The Underground Railroad

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The Underground Railroad

release date: Nov 29, 2020
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The Underground Railroad
While working for the Underground Railroad and helped escaped slaves to safety, William Still kept meticulous records. These notes originally were used to help reconnect families and document history, but Still later used these records to create The Underground Railroad, telling the stories of the disenfranchised. Said to have helped nearly eight-hundred slaves, Still depicts their stories of heartbreak, narrow escapes, and oppression. Not only was Still a conductor of the Underground Railroad, but also was the child of a woman who braved the unknown, fought for her own freedom, and escaped life as a slave. The Underground Railroad uses first-hand accounts of the harsh conditions of slavery, and the lengths slaves had to go to for freedom. The Underground Railroad by William Still is a work of historical nonfiction meant for all. The collection of vivid, personal stories serves as an excellent education of antebellum America directly from one of its witnesses. The underground railroad was among the most selfless acts of activism, fueled by the kindness and compassion by Americans who wanted the best for their peers. Still’s honest and raw gives readers direct access to the experiences of those who used the system and reclaimed their freedom. Witness the close encounters, joyful reunions, and incredible bravery of the slaves and activists that defended the American right of freedom for all. Brought back into the light and revived with easy-to-read print, and an eye-catching design, William Still’sThe Underground Railroad is a reminder of both a heinous injustice of America’s past and the triumph of the activism and bravery that overcame it.

Escape from Slavery

release date: Feb 01, 2021
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Escape from Slavery
William Still was an African-American abolitionist in Philadelphia, Underground Railroad conductor, prominent businessman, and historian. In 1847, the Pennsylvania Society for the Abolition of Slavery hired him as clerk. With the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, he became Chairman of the Philadelphia Vigilance Committee, which supported and aided fugitives from slavery. William Still recognized the importance of recording slave narratives in order to help reunite families. Between 1850 and the onset of the Civil War, William Still, sometimes with help, interviewed approximately 800 fugitive slaves who were passing through Philadelphia. The longer and more detailed narratives of freedom-seekers are included in this volume, representing the escape experiences of about 150 former slaves. These freedom-seeker narratives also are indexed by location of escape, escape method, and escape destination. Most of the fugitive slaves that escaped with help of the Philadelphia Vigilance Committee came from the District of Columbia and slave-holding coastal states, including Delaware, Maryland, North and South Carolina, and Virginia, but the book also includes accounts of escapes from Mississippi and Missouri.Since most of these escapes came from coastal states, many fugitives reached Philadelphia hidden away on cargo ships. But numerous other escape methods were employed, including small boats, horses and carriages, impersonation, official documents, hidden in boxes and chests, trains, and by walking. Escape destinations included various locations in Canada, England, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. These personal narratives describe life under slavery, occasionally benign but more often unspeakably cruel, and the often desperate attempts to secure freedom.

The Underground Railroad: A Record of Facts, Authentic Narratives, Letters, &c., Narrating the Hardships, Hair-Breadth Escapes and Death Struggles of the Slaves in Their Efforts for Freedom as Related by Themselves and Others, or Witnessed by the Author

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The Underground Railroad (Complete Collection)

release date: Mar 21, 2018
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The Underground Railroad (Complete Collection)
This ebook collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. "The Underground Railroad" chronicles the stories and methods of some 649 slaves who escaped to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Author, William Still included his carefully compiled and detailed documentation about those that he had helped escape into the pages of The Underground Railroad Records. William Still (1821-1902) was an African-American abolitionist in Philadelphia, conductor on the Underground Railroad, businessman, writer, historian and civil rights activist.

The Work of the Pastor

release date: Jan 01, 2010
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The Work of the Pastor
Gain an insight into the work of the pastor. This book is based on the thesis that the pastor is the shepherd of the flock that feeds the flock upon God's Word, and the bulk of pastoral work is through the ministry of the Word.'The Work of the Pastor has one main idea: Feed the sheep the Word of God.

UNMASKING THE SILENCE - 17 Powerful Slave Narratives in One Edition

release date: Oct 16, 2017
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UNMASKING THE SILENCE - 17 Powerful Slave Narratives in One Edition
This unique collection of "UNMASKING THE SILENCE - 17 Powerful Slave Narratives in One Edition" has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Contents: Narrative of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Freedom Fighter & Statesman 12 Years a Slave - Memoir of Solomon Northup, a Free-Born African American Who Was Kidnapped and Sold into Slavery The Underground Railroad (William Still) - stories of 649 slaves who escaped to freedom through a secret network formed by abolitionists and former slaves Harriet: The Moses of Her People – Story of the Woman Who Led Hundreds of Slaves to Freedom as the Conductor on the Underground Railroad Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Harriet Jacobs) Narrative of Sojourner Truth - leading abolitionist and women's rights activist The Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano - Former Slave, Seaman & Freedom Fighter Up From Slavery, by Booker T. Washington - the Visionary Educator, Leader and Civil Rights Activist The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave – Memoir that Influenced the Anti-Slavery Cause of British Colonies Father Henson's Story of His Own Life – by Josiah Henson who was the inspiration for the character of Tom in Uncle Tom's Cabin Uncle Tom's Cabin, anti-slavery influential novel which made a crucial impact on America's conscience by illustrating slavery's affect on families The Willie Lynch Letter: The Making of Slave! The Confessions of Nat Turner The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave - Autobiography that Influenced the Anti-Slavery Cause of British Colonies Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom (William and Ellen Craft) Thirty Years a Slave: From Bondage to Freedom (Louis Hughes) Narrative of the Life of J. D. Green, a Runaway Slave (Jacob D. Green) Behind The Scenes: 30 Years a Slave & 4 Years in the White House (Elizabeth Keckley)
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