The Underground Railroad on the Western Frontier

Escapes from Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa and the Territories of Kansas, Nebraska and the Indian Nations, 1840-1865
 
 
McFarland & Co Inc (Verlag)
  • erscheint ca. am 30. Januar 2019
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 231 Seiten
978-1-4766-7826-9 (ISBN)
 
All along the mid-1800s Western frontier, the path of fugitive slaves in the Underground Railroad was filled with danger. An escapee who managed to avoid violence still was hard-pressed to survive in a place of frequent drought and illness, where newly settled sympathizers were often unable to give accurate descriptions of the topography, climate, or food sources.

This book details the history and development of the Underground Railroad in Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. Topics include lesser known escape routes into Mexico and the American Indian nations, the sacking of Lawrence, Kansas, and guerilla warfare; escapees' use of steamboats along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers; and the activities of John Brown, James Montgomery, Dan Anthony, and others.
  • Englisch
  • Jefferson, NC
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  • USA
  • Höhe: 254 mm
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  • Breite: 178 mm
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  • Dicke: 12 mm
978-1-4766-7826-9 (9781476678269)

The late James Patrick Morgans wrote more than 200 periodical and magazine articles as well as four books. He lived in Omaha, Nebraska.
Acknowledgments
Preface
1. Kansas
2. Missouri: Freedom Escapes
3. Missouri: Hemp and "Little Dixie" Empires
4. Iowa-Nebraska
5. Arkansas: Liberty Via Steamboats
6. Arkansas: Fleeing from Farms and Plantations
7. Western Frontier and the Indian Nations (Oklahoma)
8. Conclusions
Chapter Notes
Bibliography
Index
meticulously researched and presented...a welcome addition"" - Midwest Book Review

""a useful work based on wide research...commendable"" - The Annals of Iowa.

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