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Beyond the river : the untold story of the heroes of the Underground Railroad

Author: Ann Hagedorn
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2002] ©2002
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The decades preceding the Civil War were rife with fierce sectarian violence along the borders between slave and free states. The Ohio River was one such border. Here in the river towns of Ohio and Kentucky, abolitionists and slave chasers confronted each other during the "war before the war." Slave masters and bounty hunters chased runaway slaves from Kentucky into Ohio, hoping to catch their quarry before the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: John Rankin; John Rankin
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Hagedorn
ISBN: 0684870657 9780684870656 9780684870663 0684870665
OCLC Number: 49805564
Awards: Winner of ALA Notable Books (Nonfiction) 2004
Description: x, 333 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface : A double life --
The war before the war. The kindling and the spark --
Visions and ideals --
On the wings of his words --
River of anguish --
"My dear brother --
The lantern in the window --
1831 --
Speak truth to power --
Family --
Agitation --
Mobocracy --
The seventy --
Two abductions and a murder --
1838. Waves break on either shore --
"Mercy enough?" --
The trap --
"The matter is highly mysterious" --
Exposing the chain --
"These men are dangerous" --
The unappeasable spirit --
Midnight assassins. A new season --
Double or nothing --
By fire and sword --
"Thus have I been attacked" --
"A victim of the slave power" --
Parker's Ferry --
With spur and rein --
Neighbors --
Beyond the river. Prison doors --
The quickening flow --
Broken vessel --
Echoes.
Responsibility: Ann Hagedorn.
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"Beyond the River" brings to brilliant life the story of John Rankin and the forgotten heroes of the Ripley, Ohio, line of the Underground Railroad during the fierce "war before the war, " pitting  Read more...

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Staughton Lyndauthor of "Intellectual Origins of American Radicalism"History worth remembering is likely to have been made by men and women who cared about ideals and took risks for them. Nothing in Read more...

 
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Anne is my Favorite Author

by lmays (WorldCat user published 2009-06-23) Excellent Permalink

This book reads like a novel.  Once you start reading it, you can't put it down, yet you are reading about local places that you visit every day.  It made me appreciate the time and period and the Rankin contribution to Brown County.

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