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Free Black communities and the Underground Railroad : the geography of resistance / Cheryl Janifer LaRoche.

Author/creator LaRoche, Cheryl Janifer
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Urbana, Chicago, and Springfield : University of Illinois Press, [2014]
Descriptionxviii, 232 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents Rocky Fork, Illinois: oral tradition as memory -- Miller Grove, Illinois: linking a free black community to the Underground Railroad -- Lick Creek, Indiana: a Quaker connection -- Poke Patch, Ohio: a different route -- The geography of resistance -- Rethinking African American migration -- Family, church, community: pillars of the black Underground Railroad movement -- Faith and fraternity -- Destination freedom -- Appendix: ministers chart.
Abstract This study employs the tools of archaeology to uncover a new historical perspective on the Underground Railroad. Unlike previous histories of the Underground Railroad, which have focused on frightened fugitive slaves and their benevolent abolitionist accomplices, Cheryl LaRoche focuses instead on free African American communities, the crucial help they provided to individuals fleeing slavery, and the terrain where those flights to freedom occurred.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 191-218) and index.
LCCN 2013024073
ISBN9780252038044 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
ISBN0252038045 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
ISBN9780252079542 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
ISBN025207954X (pbk. : acid-free paper)

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