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Free Black communities and the Underground Railroad : the geography of resistance / Cheryl Janifer LaRoche.

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

LaRoche, Cheryl Janifer, author. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780252079542 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
  • ISBN: 025207954X (pbk. : acid-free paper)
  • ISBN: 9780252038044 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
  • ISBN: 0252038045 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
  • Physical Description: xx, 232 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Urbana ; University of Illinois Press, [2014]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-218) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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, etc.:
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: Underground Railroad > Indiana.
Underground Railroad > Illinois.
Underground Railroad > Ohio.
Fugitive slaves > United States > History.
African Americans > History > 19th century > Sources.
Antislavery movements > United States > History.
African Americans > Antiquities.
Excavations (Archaeology) > United States.

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