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The Resource The liberty line : the legend of the underground railroad, Larry Gara

The liberty line : the legend of the underground railroad, Larry Gara

Label
The liberty line : the legend of the underground railroad
Title
The liberty line
Title remainder
the legend of the underground railroad
Statement of responsibility
Larry Gara
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The underground railroad - with its mysterious signals, secret depots, abolitionist heroes, and slave-hunting villains - has become part of American mythology. But legend has distorted much of the history of this institution, which Larry Gara carefully investigates in this important study. Gara show how pre-Civil War partisan propaganda, postwar reminiscences by fame-hungry abolitionists, and oral tradition helped foster the popular belief that a powerful secret
  • Organization spirited floods of slaves away from the South. In contrast to that legend, the slaves themselves had active roles in their own escapes from slave states. They carried out their runs to the North, receiving aid only after they had reached territory where they still faced return under the Fugitive Slave Law. Thus, The Liberty Line places fugitive slaves in their rightful position: the center of their struggle for freedom
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gara, Larry
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Underground Railroad
  • Fugitive slaves
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Underground Railroad
  • United States
  • Flucht
  • Sklave
  • USA
Label
The liberty line : the legend of the underground railroad, Larry Gara
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Lexington : University of Kentucky Press, 1961. With new pref
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Legendary Railroad -- 2. Slavery and Freedom -- 3. The Road to the North -- 4. A Deep-Laid Scheme -- 5. Friends of the Fugitive -- 6. The Fugitive Issue -- 7. The Roots of a Legend -- 8. Reminiscence and Romance
Control code
ocn828424714
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 201 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813143552
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt2hgbbd
  • b8fd135e-5b73-498a-aa96-b2303fdbea9d
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)828424714
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The liberty line : the legend of the underground railroad, Larry Gara
Publication
Note
Originally published: Lexington : University of Kentucky Press, 1961. With new pref
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Legendary Railroad -- 2. Slavery and Freedom -- 3. The Road to the North -- 4. A Deep-Laid Scheme -- 5. Friends of the Fugitive -- 6. The Fugitive Issue -- 7. The Roots of a Legend -- 8. Reminiscence and Romance
Control code
ocn828424714
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 201 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813143552
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt2hgbbd
  • b8fd135e-5b73-498a-aa96-b2303fdbea9d
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)828424714
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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