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The Underground Railroad in Michigan / Carol E. Mull.


"This book is the first comprehensive exploration of abolitionism and the network of escape from slavery in the state. First-person accounts are interwoven with an expansive historical overview of national events to offer a fresh examination of Michigan's critical role in the movement to end American slavery"--Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780786446384 (illustrated case binding : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0786446382 (illustrated case binding : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: vii, 215 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
  • Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Publishers, c2010.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-204) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Slavery, settlement, and the Underground Railroad -- Underground Railroad beginnings -- Michigan as a destination and gateway -- Obtaining freedom in Michigan -- Disturbing influences : abolitionists -- Stations in the wilderness : a working system of assistance -- An interstate network of escape -- Persuasion and politics -- The Port Huron-Pontiac-Detroit network -- Men of oppression -- Fractures in the cause -- New beginnings to end slavery -- Southern men on northern soil -- Trials and tribulations -- 1850 Fugitive Slave Act -- Two days to midnight -- Colonization of Canada -- The year of John Brown.
Subject: Underground Railroad > Michigan.
African Americans > Michigan > History > 19th century.
Fugitive slaves > Michigan > History > 19th century.
Abolitionists > Michigan > History > 19th century.
Antislavery movements > Michigan > History > 19th century.
Michigan > Race relations > History > 19th century.
Fugitive slaves > United States > History > 19th century.
Antislavery movements > United States > History > 19th century.
Genre: Michigan history.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Branch District Library.


  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Coldwater Branch MICHIGAN 973.7115 MUL (Text) 35401424780566 Michigan Available -
Union Township Branch MICHIGAN 973.7115 MUL (Text) 35406423898004 Michigan Available -

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