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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
Language
eng
Summary
"Here are the engrossing facts about one of the least-known movements in Connecticut's 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 descendants of Underground agents and from still-existing oral tradition, Mr. Strother tells the story in detail. He traces the routes from such entry points as New Haven and the New York line, through important crossroads like Brooklyn and Farmington, to havens farther along the road to Canada ... He 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. He shows the dangers they faced, from petty annoyances to full-scale legal prosecutions and the violence of pro-slavery mobs. He sets the whole against the larger background: the development of slavery and abolitionism in America as these affected the legal and social situation in Connecticut."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Strother, Horatio T
Dewey number
973.7115
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E450
LC item number
.S93
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Underground Railroad
Label
The Underground railroad in Connecticut, by Horatio T. Strother
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages [239]-250
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Blazing the trail -- Thorny is the pathway-- Fugitives in flight -- The captives of the Amistad -- A house divided -- "This pretended law we cannot obey" -- New Haven, gateway from the sea -- West Connecticut trunk lines -- East Connecticut locals -- Valley line to Hartford -- Middletown, a way station -- Farmington, the grand central station -- The road in full swing -- Narrative of Mr. Nehemiah Caulklins of Waterford, Connecticut -- Underground Railroad agents in Connecticut -- Slaves and free Negroes in Connecticut, 1639-1860 -- Antislavery societies in Connecticut, 1837 -- Slaves in Connecticut, 1830
Control code
426606
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 262 pages
Lccn
62015122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)399859
Label
The Underground railroad in Connecticut, by Horatio T. Strother
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages [239]-250
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Blazing the trail -- Thorny is the pathway-- Fugitives in flight -- The captives of the Amistad -- A house divided -- "This pretended law we cannot obey" -- New Haven, gateway from the sea -- West Connecticut trunk lines -- East Connecticut locals -- Valley line to Hartford -- Middletown, a way station -- Farmington, the grand central station -- The road in full swing -- Narrative of Mr. Nehemiah Caulklins of Waterford, Connecticut -- Underground Railroad agents in Connecticut -- Slaves and free Negroes in Connecticut, 1639-1860 -- Antislavery societies in Connecticut, 1837 -- Slaves in Connecticut, 1830
Control code
426606
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 262 pages
Lccn
62015122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)399859

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