Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad : the Geography of Resistance

"In Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad, Cheryl LaRoche brings the tools of archaeology to the study of the Underground Railroad movement. Unlike previous histories of the Underground Railroad, which have focused on frightened fugitive slaves and their benevolent abolitionist ac...

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Main Author: LaRoche, Cheryl Janifer.
Format: Book
Published: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2013.
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Table of 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.