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The Underground Rail Road: A Record Of Facts, Authentic Narratives, Letters, &c., Narrating The Hardships, Hair-breadth Escapes, And Death Struggles Of The Slaves In Their Efforts for Freedom Hardcover – February 21, 2005
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Not only is the life of William Still one of the great sagas of the nineteenth century, but his Underground Rail Road is the primary record of the courage and independence of the many thousands who sought freedom. We are very fortunate to have this new edition of this important work. --John Hope Franklin
Top Customer Reviews
For every deliverance of a slave into freedom, there were dozens of people who helped along the way. For some, it was what they called "the most important work of my lifetime." Others didn't set out to help, but somehow found themselves in circumstances in which they had to make a decision to help or not. A great many did the honorable thing.
Some of the stories are written in common vernacular. Some were dictated by people who were not expert in the language. There are a fair number of misspellings, but those are all minor compared to the tales of triumph over bad weather, bad luck and bad people.
While many of the stories are sad, they all show moments of courage, hope, and the neverending thirst for freedom that exists in every human being. You won't be sorry you read this book. It will make your heart sing while it is breaking. That kind of feeling is worth the read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was FASCINATING! The revealing of the courageous and sacrificial efforts of so many, in a time when communication was so cumbersome and tedious, was inspirational! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Belinda L. Jasper
Eye opening with a perspective on the difficulty faced by nonwhites at the beginning of our contry.Published 6 months ago by Jerry Cleveland
A book worth reading. Gives a wonderful account of those who made it to freedom with the help of conductors along the way.Published 7 months ago by Martin Wiles
Good book, 10 year old daughter read and liked how it was written.Published 8 months ago by TReagon
Excellent view of the Underground Railroad and the courage and fortitude of the run away slave.Published 8 months ago by Gary P. Chriske
It seems to be a good insight to this very difficult time in this America's history.Published 9 months ago by elle56