Abandoned tracks : the Underground Railroad in Washington County, Pennsylvania

"This book incorporates elements of antebellum history, Underground Railroad studies, and folklore history. Washington County, PA is located at the border of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia, and so proved to be a key junction in the 19th century Underground Railroad. Mainwaring goes in de...

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Main Author: Mainwaring, W. Thomas, 1952- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Notre Dame, IN : University of Notre Dame Press, [2018]
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Summary: "This book incorporates elements of antebellum history, Underground Railroad studies, and folklore history. Washington County, PA is located at the border of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia, and so proved to be a key junction in the 19th century Underground Railroad. Mainwaring goes in depth to separate legends and truth of the actual story of the Railroad in this region, and simultaneously demonstrates how difficult it is to distinguish between fact and fiction. Emotion, memory, family myths, and wishful thinking all combine to obscure the reality of the Underground Railroad, both here and elsewhere in the US"--Provided by publisher.
Physical Description: xiii, 290 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-276) and index.
ISBN: 9780268103576
0268103577