Questions and Answers About Slavery and the Underground Railroad
- "A Great and Good People" Midwestern Quakers and the Struggle Against Slavery. Hamm, Thomas D.; Beckman, April; Florio, Marissa; Giles, Kirsti; Hopper, Marie // Indiana Magazine of History;Mar2004, Vol. 100 Issue 1, p3
Discusses the contributions of midwestern Quakers to U.S. history through their fight against slavery and racial injustice of African Americans during the 19th century. Racial attitudes of Orthodox Friends toward African Americans; Efforts of Quakers to improve the educational opportunities of...
- Understanding Slavery in America. Mueller, Mary // School Library Journal;Jun2008, Vol. 54 Issue 6, p73
The article reviews "Understanding Slavery in America," a box set of educational short films, released on DVD format.
- The Shared History of Staunton, Augusta County, Ripley Ohio, and Uncle Tom's Cabin. Wellington, Bill // Augusta Historical Bulletin;2010, Issue 46, p52
The article discusses the novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin," by Harriet Beecher Stowe and the history of the abolition movement in Staunton, Virginia and Ripley, Ohio. Ripley was founded by Colonel James Poage (d. 1820), whose history and genealogy are described. Poage donated money to found the First...
- Heroes of History. // Instructor;Jan/Feb2007, Vol. 116 Issue 5, p34
The article focuses on three notable people depicted on Wanted: Douglass, Tubman, and Truth, a poster created by U.S. artist Faith Ringgold. Sojourner Truth freed herself from slavery and traveled around the U.S. to preach against slavery. Frederick Douglass was born a slave in Maryland and...
- Harriet Tubman. Reed, Lawrence W. // Freeman: Ideas on Liberty;Summer2015, p12
The article focuses on Harriet Tubman also known as Araminta Harriet Ross, a former slave and abolitionist, who has been known for her involvement in the Underground Railroad. Topics discussed include the amendment of the abolition of slavery in Great Britain and the U.S., her experience as a...
- The Underground Railroad and the Struggle Against Slavery. Blackett, Richard // History Workshop Journal;Oct2014, Vol. 78 Issue 1, p275
The heart of the Underground Railroad beats with the energy and determination of the enslaved who chose to flee slavery and the many people, black and white, who aided them. The four stories told here examine the motives of those who fled by looking at their actions and suggest ways to measure...
- Making Freedom: The Underground Railroad and the Politics of Slavery. NATHANS, SYDNEY // Journal of Southern History;Feb2015, Vol. 81 Issue 1, p188
No abstract available.
- Making Freedom: The Underground Railroad and the Politics of Slavery. // Journal of American History;Sep2014, Vol. 101 Issue 2, p583
No abstract available.
- FUGITIVE SLAVE LAW. // Reader's Companion to American History;1991, p432
The article offers information on the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 in the U.S. The law was passed by the U.S. Congress on September 1850, as part of the Compromise of 1850 between Southern slave-holding interests and Northern Free-Soilers. It served to inject the reality of slavery more forcefully...