Fleeing for Freedom: Stories from the Underground Railroad
Hackett, Mary, The Virginia Quarterly Review
Fleeing for Freedom: Stories from the Underground Railroad, edited by George and Willene Hendrick. Ivan R. Dee, February 2004. $24.95 cloth, $14.95 paper
In this introduction to the Underground Railroad, the Hendricks have extracted stories and commentary from the writings of white Quaker Levi Coffin of Newport, Indiana, and black Presbyterian William Still of Philadelphia, both of whom were conductors on that road. Coffin, who helped over 2,000 slaves to freedom, dealt in the main with fugitives from Kentucky, who were sent to Canada. Still, a member of the free black community of Philadelphia, dealt largely with escapees from Virginia and Maryland, who were often sent to …
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Publication information: Article title: Fleeing for Freedom: Stories from the Underground Railroad. Contributors: Hackett, Mary - Author. Journal title: The Virginia Quarterly Review. Volume: 80. Issue: 3 Publication date: Summer 2004. Page number: 255. © University of Virginia Winter 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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