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Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad

The Geography of Resistance
Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad
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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.
Authors: LaRoche, Cheryl Janifer
Statement of Responsibility: Cheryl Janifer LaRoche
Title: Free Black communities and the Underground Railroad
the geography of resistance
Characteristics: xviii, 232 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-218) and index
Contents: Rocky Fork, Illinois: oral tradition as memory
Miller Grove, Illinois: linking a free black community to the Underground Railroad
Lick Creek, Indiana: a Quaker connection
Poke Patch, Ohio: a different route
The geography of resistance
Rethinking African American migration
Family, church, community: pillars of the black Underground Railroad movement
Faith and fraternity
Destination freedom
Appendix: ministers chart
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.
Subject Headings: Excavations (Archaeology) United States African Americans Antiquities Antislavery movements United States History African Americans History 19th century Sources Fugitive slaves United States History Underground Railroad Ohio Underground Railroad Illinois Underground Railroad Indiana
Topical Term: Excavations (Archaeology)
African Americans
Antislavery movements
African Americans
Fugitive slaves
Underground Railroad
Underground Railroad
Underground Railroad
LCCN: 2013024073
ISBN: 0252038045
9780252038044
025207954X
9780252079542
9780252095894
Branch Call Number: 973.7115 L
Research Call Number: Sc E 14-595
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