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Front Line of Freedom : African Americans and the Forging of the Underground Railroad in the Ohio Valley.

Author: Keith P Griffler
Publisher: Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2010.
Series: Ohio River Valley series.
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The Underground Railroad, an often misunderstood antebellum institution, has been viewed as a simple combination of mainly white ""conductors"" and black ""passengers."" Keith P. Griffler takes a new, battlefield-level view of the war against American slavery as he reevaluates one of its front lines: the Ohio River, the longest commercial dividing line between slavery and freedom. In shifting the focus from the much  Read more...
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Griffler, Keith P.
Front Line of Freedom : African Americans and the Forging of the Underground Railroad in the Ohio Valley.
Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Keith P Griffler
ISBN: 9780813149868 081314986X
OCLC Number: 900344248
Description: 1 online resource (188 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Series Foreword; Preface; 1. River of Slavery, River of Freedom; 2. No Promised Land; 3. Home Over Jordan; 4. Band of Angels; 5. Egypt's Border; 6. Prelude to Exodus; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.
Series Title: Ohio River Valley series.

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