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

Overview

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published accounts with details uncovered while searching local archives, conferring with community, and collecting unpublished legends, a clear picture emerged of Abolition as a hotly contested, combustible issue in this area commencing in the mid-1830s.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.

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

Acknowledgmentsv
Preface1
Part IThe Underground Railroad in Northern New York and Its Role in the Abolition of Slavery
Introduction3
1.The Legend5
2.Roots17
3.The Higher Law23
4.Jehovah Has Decreed It!30
5.The Sword Is Now Drawn36
6.On Account of Color44
7.The Byway to Freedom51
8.Establishing Outposts57
9.Another Strategy62
10.The Forgotten Abolitionist68
11.Heard It Through the Grapevine76
12.Roll It Along83
13.Death and Transfiguration89
14.A Breach Has Been Made94
15.Fat of the Land101
16.Exodus109
17.In Search of the Promised Land119
18.Voices Crying in the Wilderness126
19.To the Rescue132
20.Family Matters140
21.Go West, Young Abolitionist148
22.Never Half What It Is Now154
23.All Aboard!160
24.Marching to Immortality166
Part IIThe Underground Railroad Stops in Eastern New York from New York City to Canada
Introduction173
25.Stops in New York City177
26.Stops in the Mid-Hudson Region182
27.Stops in Albany County188
28.Stops in Rensselaer County194
29.Stops in Washington County200
30.Stops in Clinton County209
31.Stops in Saratoga County215
32.Stops in Warren County220
33.Stops in Essex and Franklin Counties226
34.Stops in St. Lawrence County230
Appendix IDelegates to the Organizational Meeting of the New York State Anti-Slavery Society, Utica, October 21, 1835237
Appendix IIAnti-Slavery Societies in Northeastern New York (Before 1840)241
Appendix IIIFugitives from Slavery Who Passed Through Albany; A List Compiled by Paul and Mary Liz Stewart243
Appendix IVLeadership of the Orthodox Congregational Church, Union Village247
Appendix VStatistics on the Black Population in the Town of Greenwich, 1840 to 1860248
Appendix VIHomes with Probable Abolitionist Sympathizers Described in Everest's Pioneer Homes251
Appendix VIIPossible Participants in Eastern New York's Underground Railroad253
Works Cited270
Index281

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