Virginia Waterways and the Underground Railroad

Virginia Waterways and the Underground Railroad

by Cassandra L. Newby-Alexander, PhD


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781625859631
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 12/04/2017
Series: American Heritage
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 822,561
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Cassandra Newby-Alexander currently serves as a professor of history and the director of the Joseph Jenkins Roberts Center for the African Diaspora at Norfolk State University. She has spearheaded the 1619 Making of America conference, which seeks to transform the narrative about the role of early Africans in the evolution of America. Her books include An African American History of the Civil War in Hampton Roads and Hampton Roads: Remembering Our Schools and Voices from within the Veil: African Americans and the Experience of Democracy.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

1 Background of Slavery and Flight in Colonial Virginia 17

2 Origins of Abolitionism and the Emerging Underground Railroad in Virginia 35

3 Slavery, Politics and the Underground Railroad in Antebellum Virginia 52

4 Freedom Seekers, Conductors, Safe Spaces 94

5 From Virginia to the North and Virginia to Canada 120

6 Freedom Seekers and the Civil War 145

7 Legacies of the Underground Railroad 158

Notes 165

Index 185

About the Author 191

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