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William Still: The Underground Railroad and the Angel at Philadelphia

William Still: The Underground Railroad and the Angel at Philadelphia

Kashatus, William C.

Hardcover

Historical Figures19th Century United States HistoryBlack American Studies

Publisher Price: $35.00

ISBN10: 026820036X
ISBN13: 9780268200367
Publisher: Univ Of Notre Dame
Published: Apr 1 2021
Pages: 368
Weight: 2.00
Height: 1.00 Width: 7.70 Depth: 10.30
Language: English

The first full-length biography of William Still, one of the most important leaders of the Underground Railroad.

William Still: The Underground Railroad and the Angel at Philadelphia is the first major biography of the free black abolitionist William Still, who coordinated the Eastern Line of the Underground Railroad and was a pillar of the Railroad as a whole. Based in Philadelphia, Still built a reputation as a courageous leader, writer, philanthropist, and guide for fugitive slaves. This monumental work details Still's life story beginning with his parents' escape from bondage in the early nineteenth century and continuing through his youth and adulthood as one of the nation's most important Underground Railroad agents and, later, as an early civil rights pioneer. Still worked personally with Harriet Tubman, assisted the family of John Brown, helped Brown's associates escape from Harper's Ferry after their famous raid, and was a rival to Frederick Douglass among nationally prominent African American abolitionists. Still's life story is told in the broader context of the anti-slavery movement, Philadelphia Quaker and free black history, and the generational conflict that occurred between Still and a younger group of free black activists led by Octavius Catto.

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Black American Studies