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Vermont's Anti-Slavery and Underground Railroad Record

Author: Wilbur Henry Siebert
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Price: $35.00
Publisher: Tony O'Connor, Civil War Enterprises
Publisher Location: Newport, Vt
Book Condition: New
Dust Jacket Condition: no jacket, as issued
Edition: Facsimile Edition
Pub Date: 2000
New. No date, about 2000. 113 pages : illustrations, map, portraits. Facsimile reprint of the scarce Spahr and Glenn Co.first edition of 1937. The Underground Railroad has generated many myths and legends in Vermont over the years. This is perhaps the only authoritative book on the subject. The German born Siebert, a professor at Ohio State University, did important research "in Ohio's role in support of slaves escaping the south in the years before the American Civil War. Enlisting his students, he gathered a remarkable amount of evidence from survivors of the work of the so-called Underground Railroad and their offspring, both in Ohio and other states. Aided with a sabbatical he spent at Harvard in 1895, he published his groundbreaking The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom in 1898."--Siebert biography, Dickinson College. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!