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Absconders, runaways and other fugitives in the Baltimore City and County [Maryland] jail 1831-1864

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo16151
Author
Hynson, Jerry M.
Date of Publication
c2004.
Call Number
975.26 H997
Responsibility
Jerry M. Hynson.
ISBN
1585499439 (pbk.) :
9781585499434 (pbk.)
Author
Hynson, Jerry M.
Place of Publication
Westminster, MD
Publisher
Willow Bend Books,
Date of Publication
c2004.
Physical Description
ix, 190 p. ; 21 cm.
Summary
Examination of the records of the Baltimore City and County Jail dockets for 1831 through 1864 showing records of prisoners who were identified as runaway slaves in addition to deserting seamen, runaway indentured servants, deserting soldiers, and runaway apprentices.
Subjects
African Americans - Maryland - Baltimore County
African Americans - Maryland - Baltimore
Prisoners - Maryland - Baltimore - Registers.
Prisoners - Maryland - Baltimore County - Registers.
Slaves - Maryland - Baltimore - Registers.
Slaves - Maryland - Baltimore County - Registers.
Baltimore County (Md.) - Genealogy.
Baltimore (Md.) - Genealogy.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
975.26 H997
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Advertisement for runaway slaves, indentured servants, and apprentices in the Pennsylvania Gazette 1795-1796

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo11043
Author
Wojtowica, Richard
Call Number
905.748 PHA v.54
Author
Wojtowica, Richard
Physical Description
34-71 p.
Notes
In: Pennsylvania History v.54 (January 1987).
Subjects
Pennsylvania Gazette (newspaper).
Apprentices - Pennsylvania.
Indentured servants - Pennsylvania.
Slaves
Location
Lancaster History Library - Periodical Article
Call Number
905.748 PHA v.54
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African American kidnappings in Cumberland County: 1840-1860

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo19878
Author
Taylor, Janet.
Responsibility
by Janet Taylor.
Author
Taylor, Janet.
Physical Description
36-46 p.
Subjects
Fugitive slaves - Pennsylvania - Cumberland County
African Americans - Pennsylvania
Slavery - United States.
Free African Americans - Pennsylvania.
Contained In
v. 32, 2015.Lancaster History Library - Book974.843 CCH vol. 32
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African American records collection

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo2600
Corporate Author
Lancaster County Historical Society (Pa.).
Call Number
MG-240, Archives South
  1 website  
Corporate Author
Lancaster County Historical Society (Pa.).
Physical Description
.5 cubic ft.
Summary
Collection contains an index to the Slave Registers, Mayor's Register of Coloured Persons or Negro Entry Book, and returns filed within the county. There are official records for slaves and their children in Lancaster County, as well as freemen within Lancaster City. Also includes bills of sale, a manumission paper, and a certificate for free persons of color.
Rights
May not be photocopied.
Notes
Finding aid available at LancasterHistory.org.
Subjects
Lancaster County (Pa.) - Court of Quarter Sessions.
African Americans
Slavery - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Slaveholders - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Slave records - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Free African Americans - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Additional Author
Hopkins, Leroy Taft, Jr.
Location
Lancaster History Archive - Manuscript Group
Call Number
MG-240, Archives South
Websites
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The American Revolution and the testimony of British Quakers against slave trade

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo11886
Author
Jennings, Judith
Call Number
905.748 QH v.70, no.2
Author
Jennings, Judith
Physical Description
99-103 p.
Notes
In: Quaker History, v.70, no.2 (Fall 1981)
Subjects
Quakers.
Slave trade.
United States
Slavery and the church.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Periodical Article
Call Number
905.748 QH v.70, no.2
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Biography of an antislavery city : antislavery advocates, abolitionists, and underground railroad activists in Harrisburg, PA

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo18445
Author
Mealy, Todd.
Date of Publication
c2007.
Call Number
326 M482
Responsibility
Todd Mealy.
ISBN
9781424197927 (pbk)
1424197929 (pbk)
Author
Mealy, Todd.
Place of Publication
Baltimore
Publisher
PublishAmerica,
Date of Publication
c2007.
Physical Description
260 p. ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-260)
Subjects
Underground Railroad - Pennsylvania - Harrisburg.
Antislavery movements - Pennsylvania - Harrisburg.
Abolitionists - Pennsylvania - Harrisburg.
Fugitive slaves - Pennsylvania - Harrisburg.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
326 M482
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Blacks who stole themselves : advertisements for runaways in the Pennsylvania gazette, 1728-1790

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo5923
Date of Publication
1989.
Call Number
326 S643
Responsibility
[compiled by] Billy G. Smith and Richard Wojtowicz.
ISBN
0812281454
Place of Publication
Philadelphia
Publisher
University of Pennsylvania Press,
Date of Publication
1989.
Physical Description
222 p. : ill., facsims., map ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes indexes.
Bibliography: p. [173]-178.
Summary
Reprints ads for runaway slaves in Pennsylvania. Includes a glossary, a name index that permits runaways and owners to be traced over time, a subject index that identifies specific characteristics of escapees, and a final index that notes the names of fugitives and owners who appeared in all the Gazette ads between 1728 and 1790. [from amazon.com]
Subjects
Fugitive slaves - United States
Slavery - United States
American newspapers - Pennsylvania
Fugitive slaves - United States.
African Americans
United States - History - Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 - Sources.
Additional Author
Smith, Billy Gordon.
Wojtowicz, Richard.
Additional Title
Pennsylvania gazette.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
326 S643
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Bloody dawn : the Christiana Riot and racial violence in the antebellum North

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo3422
Author
Slaughter, Thomas P.
Date of Publication
1991.
Call Number
974.80323 S631
Responsibility
Thomas P. Slaughter.
ISBN
0195046331 :
Author
Slaughter, Thomas P.
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Oxford University Press,
Date of Publication
1991.
Physical Description
xiv, 252 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-239) and index.
African American resources at Lancaster County Historical Society
Contents
Chapters: THE ESCAPE // BLACK IMAGES IN WHITE MINDS // THE CHASE // THE RIOT // AFTERMATH // STRATAGEMS // THE TRIAL // RACE, VIOLENCE , AND LAW // RACE, RIOTS AND LAW // CONCLUSION
Summary
"This book tells the story of a riot that erupted on September 11, 1851 at Christiana, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and of the people whose lives were changed forever by that violent event. Shortly after dawn on that day, Lancaster's African-American community rose up in arms against attempted enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850; and, in the course of saving four men from the federal posse charged to reenslave them, rioters killed the Maryland farmer who was trying to reclaim his human chattel." [from the introduction]
Subjects
Riots - Pennsylvania - Christiana
Fugitive slaves - Pennsylvania - Christiana
Violence - Pennsylvania - Christiana
African Americans - Pennsylvania - Christiana
Christiana (Pa.) - Race relations.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
974.80323 S631
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Bound for Canaan : the underground railroad and the war for the soul of America

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo15419
Author
Bordewich, Fergus M.
Edition
1st ed.
Date of Publication
c2005.
Call Number
973.7115 B728
Responsibility
Fergus M. Bordewich.
ISBN
0060524308 (acid-free paper)
Author
Bordewich, Fergus M.
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Amistad,
Date of Publication
c2005.
Physical Description
xv, 540 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [440]-519) and index.
Contents
Beginnings: 1800 to 1830 -- Connections: The 1830s -- Confrontation: The 1840s -- Victory: The 1850s.
Summary
Against a backdrop of the country's westward expansion, which brought together Easterners who had engaged in slavery primarily in the abstract alongside slaveholding Southerners and their slaves, arose a clash of values that evolved into a fierce fight for nothing less than the country's soul. Beginning six decades before the Civil War, freedom-seeking blacks and pious whites worked together to save tens of thousands of lives, often at the risk of great physical danger to themselves. Not since the American Revolution had the country engaged in an act of such vast and profound civil disobedience that not only subverted federal law but also went against prevailing mores.Flawlessly researched and uncommonly engaging, Bound for Canaan, shows why it was the Underground Railroad and not the Civil Rights movement that gave birth to this country's first racially-integrated, religiously-inspired movement for social change. [from the publisher]
Subjects
Underground railroad.
Antislavery movements - United States
Fugitive slaves - United States
Abolitionists - United States
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
973.7115 B728
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Bound for the future : child heroes of the Underground Railroad

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo17708
Author
Shectman, Jonathan,
Date of Publication
c2012.
Call Number
973.7115 S539
Responsibility
Jonathan Shectman.
ISBN
9780313397271 (hardcopy : alk. paper)
0313397279 (hardcopy : alk. paper)
9780313397288 (ebook)
0313397287 (ebook)
Author
Shectman, Jonathan,
Place of Publication
Santa Barbara, Calif
Publisher
Praeger,
Date of Publication
c2012.
Physical Description
xiii, 215 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-208) and index.
Contents
The dictates of humanity -- Knowledge unfits a child to be a slave -- Ran away from the subscriber -- Tell them I love them all -- Let not the sun go down on your anger, my boy -- Up like bucks: the Rankin boys -- States of matter divide the states -- Deeds of bold daring -- Many years under the yoke -- The conductor was, himself, presently enslaved.
Part I. Radical, young, and quaker: child pioneers of the underground -- Part II. Up like bucks: the line through Ripley -- Part III. Taking their freedom: young free blacks and fugitive children.
Subjects
Underground Railroad.
Fugitive slaves - United States
Antislavery movements - United States
Abolitionists - United States - Biography.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
973.7115 S539
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