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Author LaRoche, Cheryl Janifer.

Title Free Black communities and the Underground Railroad : the geography of resistance / Cheryl Janifer LaRoche.

Publication Info. Urbana, Chicago, and Springfield : University of Illinois Press, [2014]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Mokena Community PL Adult Non-Fiction - MKBB-1  973.7115 LAR    DUE 11-09-20
Description xviii, 232 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
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Summary This study employs the tools of archaeology to uncover a new historical perspective on the Underground Railroad. Unlike previous histories of the Underground Railroad, which have focused on frightened fugitive slaves and their benevolent abolitionist accomplices, Cheryl LaRoche focuses instead on free African American communities, the crucial help they provided to individuals fleeing slavery, and the terrain where those flights to freedom occurred.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-218) and index.
Chronological Term 1800 - 1899
Subject Underground Railroad -- Indiana.
Underground Railroad -- Illinois.
Underground Railroad -- Ohio.
Fugitive slaves -- United States -- History.
African Americans -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History.
African Americans -- Antiquities.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- United States.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies.
HISTORY / United States / 19th Century.
African Americans. (OCoLC)fst00799558
African Americans -- Antiquities. (OCoLC)fst00799562
Antislavery movements. (OCoLC)fst00810800
Excavations (Archaeology). (OCoLC)fst00917564
Fugitive slaves. (OCoLC)fst00935940
Underground Railroad. (OCoLC)fst01160987
Illinois. (OCoLC)fst01205143
Indiana. (OCoLC)fst01204604
Ohio. (OCoLC)fst01205075
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Sources. (OCoLC)fst01423900
ISBN 9780252038044 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
0252038045 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
9780252079542 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
025207954X (pbk. : acid-free paper)
9780252095894 (ebk.)

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