Underground Railroad in the Adirondack Region

Underground Railroad in the Adirondack Region

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by Tom Calarco
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786416270

ISBN-13: 9780786416271

Pub. Date: 02/05/2004

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

The story of the Underground Railroad is one of national significance and its success depended on the participation of hundreds of areas throughout the country that operated in unique and independent ways. Each area was distinctive in its geographic location and landscape as well as its societal framework. This work focuses on the contributions of the Adirondack

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The story of the Underground Railroad is one of national significance and its success depended on the participation of hundreds of areas throughout the country that operated in unique and independent ways. Each area was distinctive in its geographic location and landscape as well as its societal framework. This work focuses on the contributions of the Adirondack region to the accomplishments of the Underground Railroad, including its collaboration with operatives from Albany to New York City.

Using what he discovered in more than 10 years of extensive research, Tom Calarco has been able to take, what in northern New York, for years has been considered "legend" and transform it into history. The author utilized abolitionist newspapers such as Friend of Man, Liberator, Pennsylvania Freeman, Emancipator, National Anti-Slavery Standard, and the little known Albany Patriot, that were published weekly from 1841-1848. Combining facts from these published accounts with details uncovered while searching local archives, conferring with community, and collecting unpublished legends, a clear picture emerged of Abolition as a hotly contested, combustible issue in this area commencing in the mid-1830s. With extensive maps, photographs and appendices, key contributors to the cause are identified, abolition meetings and conventions described, maps of the Underground Railroad stations by county provided and the story of blacks and whites working together for justice and righteousness told.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786416271
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/05/2004
Pages:
303
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface1
Pt. IThe Underground Railroad in Northern New York and Its Role in the Abolition of Slavery3
1The Legend5
2Roots17
3The Higher Law23
4Jehovah Has Decreed It!30
5The Sword Is Now Drawn36
6On Account of Color44
7The Byway to Freedom51
8Establishing Outposts57
9Another Strategy62
10The Forgotten Abolitionist68
11Heard It Through the Grapevine76
12Roll It Along83
13Death and Transfiguration89
14A Breach Has Been Made94
15Fat of the Land101
16Exodus109
17In Search of the Promised Land119
18Voices Crying in the Wilderness126
19To the Rescue132
20Family Matters140
21Go West, Young Abolitionist148
22Never Half What It Is Now154
23All Aboard!160
24Marching to Immortality166
Pt. IIThe Underground Railroad Stops in Eastern New York from New York City to Canada173
25Stops in New York City177
26Stops in the Mid-Hudson Region182
27Stops in Albany County188
28Stops in Rensselaer County194
29Stops in Washington County200
30Stops in Clinton County209
31Stops in Saratoga County215
32Stops in Warren County220
33Stops in Essex and Franklin Counties226
34Stops in St. Lawrence County230
App. IDelegates to the Organizational Meeting of the New York State Anti-Slavery Society, Utica, October 21, 1835237
App. IIAnti-Slavery Societies in Northeastern New York (Before 1840)241
App. IIIFugitives from Slavery Who Passed Through Albany; A List Compiled by Paul and Mary Liz Stewart243
App. IVLeadership of the Orthodox Congregational Church, Union Village247
App. VStatistics on the Black Population in the Town of Greenwich, 1840 to 1860248
App. VIHomes with Probable Abolitionist Sympathizers Described in Everest's Pioneer Homes251
App. VIIPossible Participants in Eastern New York's Underground Railroad253
Works Cited270
Index281

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