The Search for the Underground Railroad in Upstate New York

The Search for the Underground Railroad in Upstate New York

by Tom Calarco


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626194205
Publisher: The History Press
Publication date: 06/03/2014
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,196,809
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Tom Calarco is the author/editor of six books and over thirty articles on the Underground Railroad. He speaks widely and has presented papers at the National Parks Service's "Network to Freedom"? conference, the Underground Railroad Project of the Capital Region conference and was the keynote speaker at the North Star Underground Railroad Project conference. A member of the North Country Underground Railroad Historical Association, he works to develop the true history of the Underground Railroad.

Table of Contents

Preface 7

Chapter 1 Quaker Country 17

Chapter 2 The Free Church 24

Chapter 3 The Stone Chair 35

Chapter 4 The Forgotten Abolitionist 42

Chapter 5 198 Lumber Street 50

Chapter 6 They Pulled All the Ropes 57

Chapter 7 Underground Railroad Mountain Men 68

Chapter 8 Shall We Withhold This Cup of Cold Water? 76

Chapter 9 The Adirondacks' Highest Peak 84

Chapter 10 On Freedom's Doorstep 91

Chapter 11 Debunkers and True Believers 99

Chapter 12 A Kernel of Truth 104

Chapter 13 Was Your House a Stop on the Underground Railroad? 112

Denouement 117

Appendix. Some Numbers of Fugitives from Slavery 121

Notes 123

Index 133

About the Author 141

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