TITLE

How Much of This Story is True?

PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
Freedom Stairs;2004, p82
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides a historical background on the location and events cited in the autobiography of preacher Adam Lowry Rankin. The slaves owned by Peter Driscol were reported as having escaped in 1841. Based on the slave narratives of William Still in the book The Underground Railroad, cross-dressing as a disguise for escaping slaves was common. There is a probability that a third party was involved in helping a woman slave to carry out the rescue of her children.
ACCESSION #
19535998

 

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