The Underground Railroad on the Western Frontier: Escapes from Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa and the Territories of Kansas, Nebraska and the Indian Nations, 1840-1865

The Underground Railroad on the Western Frontier: Escapes from Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa and the Territories of Kansas, Nebraska and the Indian Nations, 1840-1865

by James Patrick Morgans
     
 

All along the mid-1800s Western frontier, the path of fugitive slaves in the Underground Railroad was filled with danger. An escapee who managed to avoid violence still was hard-pressed to survive in a place of frequent drought and illness, where newly settled sympathizers were often unable to give accurate descriptions of the topography, climate, or food

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Overview

All along the mid-1800s Western frontier, the path of fugitive slaves in the Underground Railroad was filled with danger. An escapee who managed to avoid violence still was hard-pressed to survive in a place of frequent drought and illness, where newly settled sympathizers were often unable to give accurate descriptions of the topography, climate, or food sources.

This book details the history and development of the Underground Railroad in Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. Topics include lesser known escape routes into Mexico and the American Indian nations, the sacking of Lawrence, Kansas, and guerilla warfare; escapees' use of steamboats along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers; and the activities of John Brown, James Montgomery, Dan Anthony, and others.

Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review
meticulously researched and presented...a welcome addition
The Annals of Iowa
"a useful work based on wide research...commendable"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786437917
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
03/25/2010
Series:
History/United States/Underground Railroad
Pages:
231
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

James Patrick Morgans has written more than 150 periodical and magazine articles as well as two books. He lives in Omaha, Nebraska.

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