History of the underground railroad in Chester and the neighboring counties of Pennsylvania

ID: 5760
Classification number: H SME 005

Publisher: Stackpole Books
Date of Publication: c2005
Physical Description: xxi, 407 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
Descriptors or Subject headings: Tatum, Lawrie; Miles, John D.; Underground Railroad - Pennsylvania - Chester County.; Underground Railroad - Pennsylvania.; Fugitive slaves - Pennsylvania - Chester County - History; Fugive slaves - Pennsylvania - History; African Americans - Pennsylvania - Chester County - History; African Americans - Pennsylvania - History; Abolitionists - Pennsylvania - Chester County - Biography; Abolitionists - Pennsylvania - Biography; Anti-slavery movement - Pennsylvania - Chester County - History; Anti-slavery movement - Pennsylvania - History; Society of Friends - Pennsylvania - Chester County - History; Society of Friends - Pennsylvania - History; Chester County (Pa.) - History
Notes: Introduction by Christopher Densmore.
Location: History

Place of Publication: Mechanicsburg, PA
Abstract: "...scholars and general readers alike can once again discover the many long forgotten individuals who worked on some of the most active and important secretive routes of the Underground Railroad in the United States. Meticulously researched, this book documents the real stories of white and black activists who risked their lives in a concerted effort to help thousands of brave fugitive slaves race from bondage to claim their freedom. Christopher Densmore, Curator of Friends Historical Library at Swarthmore College, updates this essential classic with a criticial introduction." [back cover]
Author (one or more individuals): Smedley, R.C. (Robert Clemens), (1832-1883)
Added Entry: Densmore, Christopher
Series Title: African American Studies
ISBN: 0811731898 (pbk.) : $14.95 (U.S.)