Chapter 6: Eliza's Escape
- Chapter 7: Rev. Rankin's Disguise. // Freedom Stairs;2004, p41
The article discusses the author's experiences in helping a woman slave rescue her children in Kentucky. The Rankin family devised a light signal to warn about the appearance of slave hunters in Ripley, Ohio. The slave crossed the river to Kentucky in the middle of the night to prevent from...
- Chapter 8: On the Kentucky Side of the River. // Freedom Stairs;2004, p46
The article discusses the involvement of the author in the escape of a woman slave and her children from Kentucky to Ripley, Ohio. Reverend John Rankin disguised himself as a woman to provide a safe passage for the family. The plan is to retrieve the slaves from the house of Abe Courtney and...
- Call It Slavery. Miller, John R. // Wilson Quarterly;Summer2008, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p52
The article focuses on twenty-first century slavery and both local and international efforts to abolish slavery. Women and children are the largest group to be enslaved and they are generally sent outside their own countries where they are unfamiliar with the local language and customs. The...
- Chapter 4: Rendezvous at the River's Edge. // Freedom Stairs;2004, p25
The article discusses the participation of the Rankin family in the escape of the slaves owned by Peter Driscol to Canada. Among the hiding places of slaves in the Rankin property includes a secret basement under the floor, caves, coal mines and wood piles. The family members and the slaves...
- Harriet Tubman: Transnationalism and the Land of a Queen in the Late Antebellum. Broyld, dann j. // Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism;2014, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p78
Harriet Tubman and female fugitives from the United States maintained elevated expectations for British Canada during the late antebellum period. Their quest to reach Canadian soil was twofold: they wanted to resist enslavement in America, and also to sidestep sexual exploitation and gender...
- An ESCAPED SLAVE IS Still a Slave. Hodgson, Ila D. // Cobblestone;Jan2002, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p29
Discusses issues related to fugitive slaves in the United States and the Compromise of 1850.
- CONTRABAND, RUNAWAYS, FREEMEN: NEW DEFINITIONS OF RECONSTRUCTION CREATED BY THE CIVIL WAR. Wartman, Michelle // International Social Science Review;2001, Vol. 76 Issue 3/4, p122
Examines the use of runaway slaves and contraband in the Union Army during the civil war in the United States. Sources of information on Confederate troops activities and symphatizers; Assistance in labor construction and cooking; Resistance on the idea of emancipation.
- Path to Freedom. // Weekly Reader News - Edition 3;2/11/2005, Vol. 74 Issue 18, p3
Describes the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, a museum in Cincinnati, Ohio. Information on the Underground Railroad; Benefits of safe homes called stations for slaves.
- South to Freedom. KOHN, MARTIN // Humanities;Mar/Apr2013, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p8
The article discusses "Pathways to Freedom," an exhibition about the little-known Underground Railroad which led fugitive African-American slaves south towards Mexico. The show is on view at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African History in Detroit, Michigan until March 31, 2013.