The Underground Railroad in western Illinois

by Owen W. Muelder

Publisher: McFarland & Co. in Jefferson, N.C

Written in English
Published: Pages: 191 Downloads: 191
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  • Underground Railroad -- Illinois,
  • Antislavery movements -- Illinois -- History -- 19th century,
  • Abolitionists -- Illinois -- History -- 19th century,
  • African American abolitionists -- Illinois -- History -- 19th century,
  • Fugitive slaves -- Illinois -- History -- 19th century,
  • Illinois -- History -- 1778-1865

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-185) and index.

StatementOwen W. Muelder.
LC ClassificationsE450 .M84 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 191 :
Number of Pages191
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23155128M
ISBN 109780786431410
LC Control Number2007039582

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This book is a must read for. Escape Betwixt Two Suns: A True Tale of the Underground Railroad in Illinois (Shawnee Books) by Carol Pirtle and Rodney O. Davis | out of 5 stars 3. Fugitives fleeing from slavery in Kentucky, Missouri, and points farther south traversed the entire state of Illinois while moving northward.

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The News. Quincy, Illinois, was the first Underground Railroad station across the border of Missouri—a slave state. An abolitionist, Eells was actively involved in the Underground Railroad.

The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes and safe houses established in the United States during the early to midth century, and used by enslaved African-Americans to escape into.

What Was the Underground Railroad by Yona McDonough is a well-written factually-loaded book about the lives of slaves in America and particularly the American South where slavery was still maintained /5. The Underground Railroad in Western Illinois.

In celebration of Black History Month, Western Illinois University Libraries are proud to present a free lecture on "The Underground Railroad in Western. His articles about 19th-century Illinois history have appeared in scholarly journals and other publications.

His book, The Underground Railroad in Western Illinois, was released by McFarland Press in January. The list of Underground Railroad sites includes abolitionist locations of sanctuary, support, and transport for former slaves in 19th century North America before and during the American Civil also.

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Col. STEWART, who had made a fortune as a contractor digging the Illinois & Michigan Canal, was one of the best-known conductors of the underground railroad.

He hated slavery. “He was. This documentation helps support the other evidence of abolitionist activities of the founders of the Illinois Institute and Wheaton College.

John Cross, the first president of the Illinois Institute is widely. Although runaways tended to travel on foot and trains were rarely employed, all involved referred to the secret network as the “Underground Railroad,” a term which first appeared in literature when Harriet.

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The Underground Railroad refers to the effort of enslaved African Americans to gain their freedom by escaping bondage. Wherever slavery existed, there were efforts to escape, at first to maroon. Underground Railroad, in the United States, a system existing in the Northern states before the Civil War by which escaped slaves from the South were secretly helped by sympathetic Northerners, in.

The book’s opening chapter is one of the best descriptions of the Underground Railroad in print and would be useful for anyone teaching a course that introduces students to the Muelder also does an. Share 'J.E. Robinson Underground Railroad Tours' In the early s, Alton became a safe haven for slaves escaping from the bonds of slavery.

Because of the area's neighboring slave state of Missouri. Church members, county elected officials, and the Underground Railroad conductors and stationmasters were all one and the same. Additionally, DeKalb County had the highest concentration of.

The Underground Railroad, by contrast, was personal: a scattering of private citizens, acting on conscience, and connected for the most part only as the constellations are—from a great distance.

Page - There shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in the said territory otherwise than in the punishment of crimes, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted; Provided, always, That. A “conductor” for the railroad, Still was the son of a fugitive slave himself and a campaigner for social abridged edition of The Underground Railroad brings to light the /5(7).

The underground railroad was a fascinating idea and I wished it had been more central to the story. I also wanted a hint of hope at the end but that would have been too easy. This book left me feeling /5(5K). Glennette Tilley Turner, author of the book "The Underground Railroad in Illinois," said the river and the nearby convergence of St.

Charles Road and Lake Street make the 10 Mile House a. Recognized stops on the Underground Railroad dot the landscape of the state, mainly starting at the convergence of the Mississippi and Illinois rivers at Grafton and continuing between the .Historians believe that the Underground Railroad may have originated with the Quakers in the late s, so it’s no surprise that Quakers comprised a large portion of white Underground Railroad supporters.

.This book is about previously unidentified people who became Abolitionists involved in the antislavery movement from about to Although arrests were made in nearby counties, not one person .