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Free Black communities and the Underground Railroad : the geography of resistance

Author: Cheryl Janifer LaRoche
Publisher: Urbana [Illinois] : University of Illinois Press, 2014. ©2014
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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  Read more...
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LaRoche, Cheryl Janifer.
Free Black communities and the Underground Railroad : the geography of resistance.
Urbana, [Illinois] : University of Illinois Press, ©2014
xviii, 232 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cheryl Janifer LaRoche
ISBN: 9780252095894 0252095898 1306980658 9781306980654
OCLC Number: 889305824
Description: 1 online resource (257 pages) : illustrations, map
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.
Responsibility: Cheryl Janifer LaRoche.

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