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The Underground Railroad

By William Still
  • ISBN Code: : 1513266942
  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Pages : 1110
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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While working for the Underground Railroad and helped escaped slaves to safety, William Still kept meticulous records. These notes originally were used to help reconnect families and document history, but Still later used these records to create The Underground Railroad, telling the stories of the disenfranchised. Said to have helped nearly eight-hundred slaves, Still depicts their stories of heartbreak, narrow escapes, and oppression. Not only was Still a conductor of the Underground Railroad, but also was the child of a woman who braved the unknown, fought for her own freedom, and escaped life as a slave. The Underground Railroad uses first-hand accounts of the harsh conditions of slavery, and the lengths slaves had to go to for freedom. The Underground Railroad by William Still is a work of historical nonfiction meant for all. The collection of vivid, personal stories serves as an excellent education of antebellum America directly from one of its witnesses. The underground railroad was among the most selfless acts of activism, fueled by the kindness and compassion by Americans who wanted the best for their peers. Still’s honest and raw gives readers direct access to the experiences of those who used the system and reclaimed their freedom. Witness the close encounters, joyful reunions, and incredible bravery of the slaves and activists that defended the American right of freedom for all. Brought back into the light and revived with easy-to-read print, and an eye-catching design, William Still’sThe Underground Railroad is a reminder of both a heinous injustice of America’s past and the triumph of the activism and bravery that overcame it.

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  • Pdf File: pennsylvania-in-public-memory.pdf

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What stories do we tell about America’s once-great industries at a time when they are fading from the landscape? Pennsylvania in Public Memory attempts to answer that question, exploring the emergence of a heritage culture of industry and its loss through the lens of its most representative industrial state. Based on news coverage, interviews, and more than two hundred heritage sites, this book traces the narrative themes that shape modern public memory of coal, steel, railroading, lumber, oil, and agriculture, and that collectively tell a story about national as well as local identity in a changing social and economic world.

John Henry Days

By Colson Whitehead
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  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Book Code : 0307486672
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 137
  • Pdf File: john-henry-days.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys Colson Whitehead’s triumphant novel is on one level a multifaceted retelling of the story of John Henry, the black steel-driver who died outracing a machine designed to replace him. On another level it’s the story of a disaffected, middle-aged black journalist on a mission to set a record for junketeering who attends the annual John Henry Days festival. It is also a high-velocity thrill ride through the tunnel where American legend gives way to American pop culture, replete with p. r. flacks, stamp collectors, blues men , and turn-of-the-century song pluggers. John Henry Days is an acrobatic, intellectually dazzling, and laugh-out-loud funny book that will be read and talked about for years to come. Look for Colson Whitehead’s bestselling new novel, Harlem Shuffle!

The Underground Railroad: A Reference Guide

By Kerry Walters
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1598846485
  • Total of Pages : 223
  • Category : History
  • Members : 387
  • Pdf File: the-underground-railroad.pdf

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Full of true stories more dramatic than any fiction, The Underground Railroad: A Reference Guide offers a fresh, revealing look at the efforts of hundreds of dedicated persons—white and black, men and women, from all walks of life—to help slave fugitives find freedom in the decades leading up to the Civil War. • Original documents, from key legislation like The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 to first-person narratives of escaping slaves • Biographical sketches of key figures involved in the Underground Railroad, including Levi Coffin, William Lloyd Garrison, Robert Purvis, and Mary Ann Shadd

The 50 Greatest Bike Rides of the World

By Sarah Woods
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  • Publisher : Icon Books
  • Book Code : 1785781820
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 686
  • Pdf File: the-50-greatest-bike-rides-of-the-world.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Imagine freewheeling through tufted French vineyards, scaling the rocky, cloud-topped tracks in the Himalayas or rattling past whitewashed sugar-cube houses in narrow Spanish valleys. From surviving the peaks of the Yorkshire Dales to tackling truly hair-raising descents in rural Cuba, the sheer variety of routes in The 50 Greatest Bike Rides of the World will have you reaching for your bicycle clips, helmet and gloves. Sarah Woods tells tales of scenic single tracks, switchback climbs and routes newly discovered from around the world, each with valuable tips and details to satisfy every cycling enthusiast. It’s time to get those panniers packed and sprockets checked and to climb into the saddle.

William Still and the Underground Railroad

By Lurey Khan
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 9781440186271
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : History
  • Members : 676
  • Pdf File: william-still-and-the-underground-railroad.pdf

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The Stills were the prototypical African American family who lived, worked, and sometimes prospered before, during, and after the Civil War. History is replete with the selfless contributions of these black individuals. Beginning in the waning decades of the 18th century on Maryland's Eastern Shore, a slave named Levin Steel confronted his slave master with a demand his owner could not ignore-his urge to be a free man. He bought himself, settled in the Pines of Burlington County, New Jersey, in 1806, and was soon joined there by his self-emancipated wife, Charity. The dynasty these hardworking former slaves began in 1807 produced a bevy of freeborn children, who were the ancestors of our central character, William Still. Although it was William who ran station two, the hub of the American Underground Railroad in Philadelphia, beginning in the 1840s, his siblings accomplished a staggering list of professional, entrepreneurial, social welfare, and legal activities while the mass of American slaves lay in chains in the South. After the Civil War, when emancipation came to the slaves, William Still, a successful coal merchant, used his own money to finance a host of civil rights and other social reforms to elevate the freed men arriving in the city.

A Journey to Freedom

By Steven W. Moore
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1450234860
  • Total of Pages : 392
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 893
  • Pdf File: a-journey-to-freedom.pdf

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Born on the Defour plantation in Natchez, Mississippi, before the Civil War, Koweenas early life is fraught with uncertainty. She doesnt look like the other slave girls. Her skin isnt as dark, her hair is brown instead of black, and she is treated diff erently by other slaves. Yet her mother refuses to answer her questions. The day Koweena meets Julie, the daughter of the plantation owner, her life changes forever. Koweena is allowed to play in the big house, and she realizes that there is far more to life than living in a pitiful shack and wearing rags for clothes. The urge to find freedom blots out everything else during the next several years, as she looks for ways to find a new life, especially when she sees the continued depravity at the Defour plantation. Koweenas salvation comes from an unexpected source. Julie herself wants to help her find freedom, and the two begin to plan for Koweenas trip on the Underground Railroad. Its a journey fraught with danger, but Koweena knows she has no choice. She must take this step if she is ever to fi nd the happiness she longs for. But then Koweena learns the shattering truth of her parentageone that will make her question not only her past, but her future as well.

The Intuitionist

By Colson Whitehead
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  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Book Code : 0307819965
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 116
  • Pdf File: the-intuitionist.pdf

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This debut novel by the two time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys wowed critics and readers everywhere and marked the debut of an important American writer. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read It is a time of calamity in a major metropolitan city's Department of Elevator Inspectors, and Lila Mae Watson, the first black female elevator inspector in the history of the department, is at the center of it. There are two warring factions within the department: the Empiricists, who work by the book and dutifully check for striations on the winch cable and such; and the Intuitionists, who are simply able to enter the elevator cab in question, meditate, and intuit any defects. Lila Mae is an Intuitionist and, it just so happens, has the highest accuracy rate in the entire department. But when an elevator in a new city building goes into total freefall on Lila Mae's watch, chaos ensues. It's an election year in the Elevator Guild, and the good-old-boy Empiricists would love nothing more than to assign the blame to an Intuitionist. But Lila Mae is never wrong. The sudden appearance of excerpts from the lost notebooks of Intuitionism's founder, James Fulton, has also caused quite a stir. The notebooks describe Fulton's work on the "black box," a perfect elevator that could reinvent the city as radically as the first passenger elevator did when patented by Elisha Otis in the nineteenth century. When Lila Mae goes underground to investigate the crash, she becomes involved in the search for the portions of the notebooks that are still missing and uncovers a secret that will change her life forever. Look for Colson Whitehead’s bestselling new novel, Harlem Shuffle!

Overground Railroad

By Candacy A. Taylor
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  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Book Code : 1683356578
  • Total of Pages : 360
  • Category : History
  • Members : 132
  • Pdf File: overground-railroad.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This historical exploration of the Green Book offers “a fascinating [and] sweeping story of black travel within Jim Crow America across four decades” (The New York Times Book Review). Published from 1936 to 1966, the Green Book was hailed as the “black travel guide to America.” At that time, it was very dangerous and difficult for African-Americans to travel because they couldn’t eat, sleep, or buy gas at most white-owned businesses. The Green Book listed hotels, restaurants, gas stations, and other businesses that were safe for black travelers. It was a resourceful and innovative solution to a horrific problem. It took courage to be listed in the Green Book, and Overground Railroad celebrates the stories of those who put their names in the book and stood up against segregation. Author Candacy A. Taylor shows the history of the Green Book, how we arrived at our present historical moment, and how far we still have to go when it comes to race relations in America. A New York Times Notable Book of 2020

Fugitive Slaves and the Underground Railroad in the Kentucky Borderland

By J. Blaine Hudson
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476604223
  • Total of Pages : 215
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 751
  • Pdf File: fugitive-slaves-and-the-underground-railroad-in-the-kentucky-borderland.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Between 1783 and 1860, more than 100,000 enslaved African Americans escaped across the border between slave and free territory in search of freedom. Most of these escapes were unaided, but as the American anti-slavery movement became more militant after 1830, assisted escapes became more common. Help came from the Underground Railroad, which still stands as one of the most powerful and sustained multiracial human rights movements in world history. This work examines and interprets the available historical evidence about fugitive slaves and the Underground Railroad in Kentucky, the southernmost sections of the free states bordering Kentucky along the Ohio River, and, to a lesser extent, the slave states to the immediate south. Kentucky was central to the Underground Railroad because its northern boundary, the Ohio River, represented a three hundred mile boundary between slavery and nominal freedom. The book examines the landscape of Kentucky and the surrounding states; fugitive slaves before 1850, in the 1850s and during the Civil War; and their motivations and escape strategies and the risks involved with escape. The reasons why people broke law and social convention to befriend fugitive slaves, common escape routes, crossing points through Kentucky from Tennessee and points south, and specific individuals who provided assistance—all are topics covered.

The Underground Railroad in Floyd County, Indiana

By Pamela R. Peters
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 0786450622
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 456
  • Pdf File: the-underground-railroad-in-floyd-county-indiana.pdf

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Floyd County, Indiana, and its county seat, New Albany, are located directly across the Ohio River from Louisville, Kentucky. Louisville was a major slave-trade center, and Indiana was a free state. Many slaves fled to Floyd County via the Underground Railroad, but their fight for freedom did not end once they reached Indiana. Sufficient information on slaves coming to and through this important area may be found in court records, newspaper stories, oral history accounts, and other materials that a full and fascinating history is possible, one detailing the struggles that runaway slaves faced in Floyd County, such as local, state, and federal laws working together to keep them from advancing socially, politically, and economically. This work also discusses the attitudes, people, and places that help in explaining the successes and heartaches of escaping slaves in Floyd County. Included are a number of freedom and manumission papers, which provided court certification of the freedom of former slaves.

Ride

By DK Eyewitness
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0744047196
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 286
  • Pdf File: ride.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Go off the beaten trail and discover over 100 incredible cycling adventures across the globe. See the world on two wheels and explore the most thrilling on and off-road cycling routes. Whether you're an experienced, ascent-loving road cyclist or are planning your first backpacking trip, this stunning guide will help you plan the perfect bicycle tour. Inside the pages of this guide you will find: - 100 rides, from day cycles around cities to epic journeys across continents - A beautifully designed gift book with stunning photography throughout - An inspirational travel guide for anyone planning a cycling holiday - A carefully curated selection of the best cycling routes, chosen by cycling and travel experts - Rides arranged geographically within each chapter - Top tips for getting the most out of each ride, including refuelling spots, epic viewpoints, or nearby must-see sights, as well as suggestions for alternative ways to tackle a route Ride will take you around the world to see all the places on your bucket list! In Europe, you can power up mountain passes in Italy's Dolomites or tackle Bolivia's infamous Death Road in South America. Cycle the famous Cape-to-Cairo route across Africa or go island-hopping in Japan - the world is your oyster. Awe-inspiring images and descriptions of each bike ride will have you itching to jump in the saddle. This travel guide book includes all you need to plan the nitty-gritty of your trips like handy maps, elevation profiles, and practical information like distance, difficulty, and road surface. We've also included facts and figures on the world's most famous cyclists and iconic races, plus information on the history of cycling, how to choose a bike, and what kit to take.