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Anti-Slavery Collection



The Union Township Public Library’s Anti-Slavery Collection contains materials that document the struggle to end slavery, and highlight Ripley’s unique history as an Underground Railroad site. While some documents in the Anti-Slavery Collection are for research only, many materials are available for circulation. The following is a selected list of items from the Anti-Slavery Collection that feature the Underground Railroad.


Abrams, Alan. Black and Free. Sylvania, Ohio: Doubting Thomas Publishing, LLC, 2001.

Abzug, Robert H. Passionate Liberator: Theodore Dwight Weld and The Dilemma of Reform.

Adams, Alice D. The Neglected Period of Anti-Slavery in America. Williamstown, Massachusetts: Corner House Publishers, 1973.

Allis, Marguerite. The Rising Storm. New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1955.

Anderson, John W. Shackles, Iron Bars, And Coffle Chains: Devices Utilized by Slave Trader John W. Anderson.

Andrews, Daryl L. Masonic Abolitionists: Freemasonry and the Underground Railroad in Illinois. Chicago, Illinois: Andrews Press, 2011.

Aupperle, Jeff. Light Of Knowledge: How James Bradley and The Lane Rebels Forever Changed American Higher Education.

Bacon, Theodore Davenport. Leonard Bacon: A Statesman in The Church.

Barker, Gordon S. Fugitive Slaves and the Unfinished American Revolution. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc. Publishers, 2013.

Bell, John Frederick. Degrees Of Equality: Abolitionist Colleges and The Politics of Race.

Bell, Richard. Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home.

Benton, Thomas H. Thirty Years in the U.S. Senate, Vol. 1. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1854.

Berlin, Ira. Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America.

Berlin, Ira. Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Freedom.

Bethel, Elizabeth Rauh. The Roots of African-American Identity: Memory and History in Free Antebellum Communities.

Bingham, Darrel E. On Jordan’s Banks: Emancipation and Its Aftermath in The Ohio River Valley.

Birney, William. James G. Birney and His Times. New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969.

Blackett, R.J.M. The Captive’s Quest for Freedom: Fugitive Slaves, The 1850 Fugitive Slave Law, And the Politics of Slavery.

Blackmon, Douglas A. Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from The Civil War to World War II.

Blaisdell, Bob. Female Abolitionists: Phillis Wheatley, Sarah Mapps Douglass, Lydia Maria Child, Harriet Tubman, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Others.

Blassingame, John W. Slave Testimony: Two Centuries of Letters, Speeches, Interviews, And Autobiographies.

Blockson, Charles L. Hippocrene Guide to The Underground Railroad.

Blockson, Charles L. The Underground Railroad.

Bogger, Tommy L. Free Blacks in Norfolk, Virginia. Virginia: The University Press of Virginia, 1997.

Bordewich, Fergus M. Bound for Canaan. New York, New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2005.

Brennan, Denis. The Making of an Abolitionist. Jefferson, North Carlina: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2014.

Bridgestone, William E. They Stopped in Oberlin. Oberlin, Ohio: The Bodnar Printing Company, 1981, 2002.

Brock, Jared A. The Road to Dawn: Josiah Henson and The Story That Sparked the Civil War.

Brooks, Corey M. Liberty Power: Antislavery Third Parties and The Transformation of American Politics.

Brown, Maxine F. The Rise of Free Blacks in Indiana’s Underground Railroad. Corydon, Indiana: Leora Brown School, Inc., 2001

Brown, Stephen Allten. A Promise Moon.

Brown-Kubisch, Linda. The Queen’s Bush Settlement: Black Pioneers, 1839-1865.

Bruner, Peter. A Slave’s Adventures Toward Freedom: Not Fiction, But the True Story of a Struggle.

Buchanan, Thomas C. Black Life on the Mississippi. United States: The University of North Carolina Press, 2004.

Buckmaster, Henrietta. Let My People Go: The Story of The Underground Railroad and The Growth of The Abolition Movement.

Burkes, Jarrod. The Highland County Gist Settlement: Archaeological Investigation into The Results of Manumission at A Settlement of Freedmen in Southern Ohio.

Buzby, J. Harlan. John Stewart Rock: Teacher, Healer, Counselor.

Calarco, Tom. Places of the Underground Railroad: A Geographical Guide. Ed. Cynthia Vogel, Santa Barbara, California: Greenwood, 2011.

Calarco, Tom. The Search for The Underground Railroad in South-Central Ohio.

Campbell, Stanley. The Slave Catchers. New York: The University of North Carolina Press, 1968, 1970.

Chadwick, Bruce. Traveling The Underground Railroad: A Visitor’s Guide to More Than 300 Sites.

Cheek, William F. and Aimee Lee. John Mercer Langston and the Fight for Black Freedom (1829-1865). Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 1996.

Cima, Gay Gibson. Performing Anti-Slavery: Activist Women on Antebellum Stages.

Cockrum, William M. History of the Underground Railroad. Oakland, Indiana: J.W. Cockrum Printing Company, 1991.

Coddon, Karen. Black Abolitionists.

Coffin, Levi. Reminiscences Of Levi Coffin.

Coleman, John Winston. Slavery Times in Kentucky. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1940.

Coombs, William Carey. The Story of Anthony Coombs and His Descendants.

Coon, Diane Perrine. Southeastern Indiana’s Underground Railroad Routes and Operations: a project of the State of Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Prevention and Archeology and the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Louisville, Kentucky: Perrine Enterprises, 2001.

Copeland, Jeffrey S. Ain’t No Harm to Kill the Devil: The Life and Legacy of John Fairfield, Abolitionist for Hire.

Cordley, Richard. A History of Lawrence, Kansas from The First Settlement to The Close of The Rebellion.

Cornelius, Janet Duitsman. “When I Can Read My Title Clear”: Literacy, Slavery, And Religion in The Antebellum South.

Corum, G.L. Ulysses Underground: The Unexplored Roots of U. S. Grant and The Underground Railroad.

Corum, G.L. Young Ulysses, The Underground Railroad Routes of Hiram Ulysses Grant, Pt. 1. United States: G.L. Corum, 2012.

Dean, Don Howard. The American Cane Mill: A History of The Machines, The Manufacturers, Sugar Cane and Sorghum.

Delany, Martin Robison. Martin R. Delany: A Documentary Reader.

Delbanco, Andrew. The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and The Struggle for America’s Soul from The Revolution to The Civil War.

Diemer, Andrew K. Vigilance: The Life of William Still, Father of The Underground Railroad.

Dobak, William A. Freedom by The Sword: The U.S. Colored Troops, 1862-1867.

Douglass, Frederick. The Frederick Douglass Papers. Series Three, Correspondence.

Dumond, Dwight L. Antislavery, The Crusade for Freedom in America. Ann Arbor, Michigan: The University of Michigan Press, 1961.

Durham, Walker T. The Underground Railroad in Tennessee to 1865. Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee State Library and Archives, 2008.

Edwards, J.D. Indomitable: The Story of Eliza Harris.

Ellingwood, Ken. First To Fall: Elijah Lovejoy and The Fight for A Free Press in The Age of Slavery.

Embree, Elihu. The Emancipator.

Fairbank, Calvin. How the Way was Prepared. Chicago, Illinois: Patriotic Publishing Company, 1890.

Fairbank, Calvin. Rev. Calvin Fairbank During Slavery Times. Chicago Illinois: R. R. McCabe & Co. Publishers, 1890.

Fedric, Francis. Slave Life in Virginia and Kentucky. Louisiana: Louisiana State University Press, 2010.

Fee, John G. An Anti-Slavery Manual. New York: Arno Press & The New York Times, 1969.

Fee, John G. Autobiography of John G. Fee: Berea, Kentucky.

Fladeland, Betty. Men And Brothers: Anglo-American Antislavery Cooperation.

Foner, Eric. Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of The Republican Party Before the Civil War.

Foner, Eric. Gateway To Freedom: The Hidden History of The Underground Railroad.

Foreman, P. Gabrielle. The Colored Conventions Movement: Black Organizing in The Nineteenth Century.

Franklin, John Hope. Runaway Slaves: Rebels on The Plantation.

Freedom Seekers: Ohio and The Underground Railroad.

Freemen’s Manual.

French, Janie Preston Collup. The Doak Family.

Furnas, J.C. Goodbye to Uncle Tom.

Gaddis, Maxwell P. Sr. Foot-Prints of an Itinerant. Cincinnati, Ohio: Hitchcock & Walden, 1880.

Gaines, Edith M. Freedom Light.

Galbraith, Rev. R.C. Jr. The History of Chillicothe Presbytery. Chillicothe, Ohio: H.W. Guthrie, Hugh Bell, and Peter Platter, 1889.

Gara, Larry. The Liberty Line: The Legend of The Underground Railroad.

Gardner, Elder M. The Autobiography of Elder Matthew Gardner. Dayton, Ohio: Christian Publishing Association, 1874.

Gist-Etheridge, Lesley. The Gist of Freedom Is Still Faith.

Goodall, Hurley C. Underground Railroad. Indiana: Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, 2000.

Goodrich, David. On Freedom Road: Bicycle Explorations and Reckonings on The Underground Railroad.

Gordon, Joseph. The Life and Writings of Rev. Joseph Gordon.

Green, Elisha Winfield. Life Of the Rev. Elisha W. Green.

Greene, Robert Ewell. Colonel Charles Young: Soldier and Diplomat.

Greenidge, Kerri K. The Grimke: The Legacy of Slavery in An American Family.

Greenspawn, Ezra. William Wells Brown: An African American Life.

Gregg, Frank M. The Borderland.

Griffler, Keith P. Front Line of Freedom: African Americans and The Forging of The Underground Railroad in The Ohio Valley.

Grimke, Archibald H. William Lloyd Garrison, The Abolitionist. ed. Carlos Martyn, New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1891.

Guelzo, Allen C. Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America.

Gysin, Brion. To Master- A Long Goodnight: The Story of Uncle Tom, A Historical Narrative by Brion Gysin.

Hager, Christopher. Word by Word. United States: First Harvard University Press, 2013.

Harrison, Lowell H. The Antislavery Movement in Kentucky. Kentucky: The University of Kentucky Press, 1978.

Harrold, Stanley. Border War: Fighting Over Slavery Before the Civil War.

Harrold, Stanley. The Abolitionists & the South, 1831-1861. Kentucky: The University of Kentucky Press, 1995.

Harrold, Stanley. The Rise of Aggressive Abolitionism: Addresses to The Slaves.

Hart, Albert B. Slavery and Abolition. New York, New York: Haskell House Publishers, 1968.

Hendrick, George and Willene. Black Refugees in Canada: Accounts of Escape During the Era of Slavery.

Hendrick, George and Willene. The Creole Mutiny: A Tale of Revolt Aboard a Slave Ship.

Henson, Josiah. Autobiography Of Josiah Henson: An Inspiration for Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom.

Henson, Josiah. The Life of Josiah Henson: Formerly A Slave, Now an Inhabitant of Canada.

Hinks, Peter and McKivigan, John. ed. Encyclopedia of Antislavery and Abolition, Volumes 1-2. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2007.

Hirshman, Linda. The Color of Abolition: How A Printer, A Prophet, And A Contessa Moved a Nation.

History of Pennsylvania Hall. New York: Negro Universities Press, 1838, 1969.

Hoh, Juhn L. Jr. Places on The Underground Railroad: Ripley, Ohio (Underground Railroad People & Places).

Holley, Sallie and Chadwick, John White. A Life for Liberty: Anti-Slavery and Other Letters of Sallie Holley.

Horton, James Oliver and Lois E. Slavery and The Making of America.

Howard, Victor B. The Evangelical War Against Slavery and Caste, The Life and Times of John G. Fee. London, England: Associated University Presses, Inc., 1996.

Hudson, J. Blaine. Encyclopedia Of the Underground Railroad.

Hudson, J. Blaine. Fugitive Slaves and the Underground Railroad in the Kentucky Borderland. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Co., 2002.

Hudson, J. Blaine. Fugitive Slaves and The Underground Railroad in The Kentucky Borderland.

Hurston, Zora Neale. Barracoon: The Story of The Last “Black Cargo”.

Jackson, Phyllis W. The Story of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Victorian Cinderella. New York: H. Wolff Book MFG. Co., 1947.

Jay, William. Inquiry into the Character and Tendency of the American Colonization, and American Anti-Slavery Societies. New York: Negro Universities Press, 1938, 1969.

Jeffrey, Julie. The Great Silent Army of Abolitionism. North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 1998.

Johnson, Eric E. Ohio’s Black Soldiers Who Served in the Civil War. Bellville, Ohio: Ohio Genealogical Society, 2014.

Johnson, Oliver. William Lloyd Garrison and His Times: Sketches of the Anti-Slavery Movement in America, and of the Man Who Was Its Founder and Moral Leader. Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton, Mifflin and Co., 1881, 1879.

Johnson, Reinhard O. The Liberty Party, 1840-1848. Louisiana: Louisiana State University Press, 2009.

Joiner, William A. A Half Century of Freedom of The Negro in Ohio.

Julius, Kevin C. The Abolitionist Decade, 1829-1838. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2004.

Kaplan, Fred. Lincoln And the Abolitionists: John Quincy Adams, Slavery, And the Civil War.

Kashatus, William C. Just Over the Line: Chester County and the Underground Railroad. University Park, Pennsylvania: Peen State University Press, 2002.

Kashatus, William C. William Still: The Underground Railroad and The Angel at Philadelphia.

Kent, Holly M. Her Voice Will Be on The Side of Right: Gender and Power in Women’s Antebellum Antislavery Fiction.

Kirkham, E. Bruce. The Building of Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

Knepp, Gary L. Freedom’s Struggle: A Response to Slavery from the Ohio Borderlands. Milford, Ohio: Little Miami Publishing Company, 2008.

Kraditor, Aileen S. Means and Ends in American Abolitionism.

Landon, Fred. Ontario’s African-Canadian Heritage: Collected Writings by Fred Landon, 1918-1967.

Langston, John M. From the Virginia Plantation to the National Capitol. North Stratford, New Hampshire: Arno Press, Inc., 1969.

Lanyon, Mark. Abolition And the Underground Railroad in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

LaRoche, Cheryl J. Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad. Chicago, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 2014.

Lassieur, Allison. The Underground Railroad: An Interactive History Adventure.

Lefever, Gregory. When Property Flees.

Lesick, Lawrence Thomas. The Lane Rebels: Evangelicalism and Anti-Slavery in Antebellum America. Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press, 1980.

Lightner, David L. Slavery and The Commerce Power: How the Struggle Against the Interstate Slave Trade Led to The Civil War.

Lineberry, Cate. Be Free or Die.

Logan, Rayford W. Dictionary of American Negro Biography.

Lu, Marlene K. Walkin’ the Wabash. Indiana: Indiana Department of Natural Resources, 2001.

Lubet, Steven. Fugitive Justice. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press, 2010.

Lucas, Marion Bruson. A History of Blacks in Kentucky. Frankfort, Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society, 1992.

Manos, Peter. Oh Freedom! The Story of The Underground Railroad.

Martin, Asa E. The Anti-Slavery Movement in Kentucky. New York: Negro Universities Press, 1918, 1970.

Martin, Jonathan D. Divided Mastery: Slave Hiring in The American South.

May, Samuel Joseph. Some Recollections of Our Antislavery Conflict.

McDaniel, W. Caleb. Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America.

McQueen, Kevin. Cassius M. Clay, “Freedom’s Champion”: The Life-Story of The Famed Kentucky Emancipationist.

Mellon, James. Bullwhip Days: The Slaves Remember.

Mellon, James. Ex-Slave Narrative. United States: Trade Paperbacks, 1998.

Meyer, Karen. North To Freedom.

Meyers, David and Walker, Elise Meyers. Historic Black Settlements of Ohio.

Meyers, David and Walker, Elise Myers. The Reverse Underground Railroad in Ohio.

Miller, Caroline R. Arthur and James Thome: Abolitionists of Augusta’s “White Hall”. Brooksville, Kentucky: Standard Quick Print, 2003.

Miller, Caroline R. Doyle’s Slave Stampede: Kentucky’s Bluegrass in Peril.

Miller, Caroline R. Grape Vine Dispatch: The Voice of Anti-Slavery Messages. Milford, Ohio: Little Miami Publishing Company, 2011.

Miller, Caroline R. Slave Escapes: Courageous Female Fugitives.

Miller, Caroline R. Slave Mutiny: Kentucky’s Bluegrass Threatened.

Miller, Caroline R. Slavery in Mason County, Kentucky: A Century of Records (1788-1888) Vol. 1-2. [n.p.] Maysville, Kentucky: National Underground Railroad Museum, Inc., 2001.

Miller, Caroline R. Slavery in Newsprint, Central Ohio River Borderlands. [n.p.]: Maysville, Kentucky: National Underground Railroad Museum, Inc., 2003.

Mills, Randy. Report to Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Indianapolis, Indiana: Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, 2001.

Mitchell, Henry H. Black Church Beginnings: The Long-Hidden Realities of The First Years.

Moody, Granville. A Life’s Retrospect. Autobiography Of Rev. Granville Moody.

Moore, Jane Ann and William F. Owen Lovejoy and The Coalition for Equality: Clergy, African Americans, And Women United for Abolition.

Morgan-Owens, Jessie. Girl In Black and White: The Story of Mary Mildred Williams and The Abolition Movement.

Morris, Benjamin F. The Life of Thomas Morris. Cincinnati, Ohio: Moore, Wilstach, Keys, and Overend, 1856.

Morris, J. Brent. Oberlin, Hotbed of Abolitionism: College, Community, And the Fight for Freedom and Equality in Antebellum America.

Muelder, Owen W. Theodore Dwight Weld and the American Anti-Slavery Society. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2011.

Murphy, Lawrence R. Antislavery in The Southwest: William G. Kephart’s Mission To New Mexico, 1850-1853.

Murray, Andrew E. Presbyterians and the Negro, A History. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Presbyterian Historical Society, 1966.

Narrative Of the Late Riotous Proceedings Against the Liberty of The Press in Cincinnati: With Remarks and Historical Notices Relating to Emancipation Addressed to The People of Ohio.

Niven, John. The Salmon P. Chase Papers (Vol. 1-5) Journals, 1829-1876. Kent, Ohio: The Kent State University Press, 1993.

Northup, Solomon. 12 Years A Slave.

Nye, Russel. Fettered Freedom. Michigan: Michigan State College Press, 1949.

Oakes, James. Slavery And Freedom: An Interpretation of The Old South.

Oakes, James. The Crooked Path to Abolition: Abraham Lincoln and The Antislavery Constitution.

Oakes, James. The Radical and The Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, And the Triumph of Antislavery Politics.

Oates, Stephen B. The Approaching Fury: Voices of The Storm, 1820-1861.

Pearsall, Shelley. Trouble Don’t Last.

Pease, Jane H. And William H. Bound with Them in Chains: A Biographical History of The Antislavery Movement.

Pelaez, Monica. Lyrical Liberators: The American Antislavery Movement in Verse, 1831-1865.

Perrin, Pat. The Underground Railroad: Life on the Road of Freedom. Carlisle, Massachusetts: Discovery Enterprises, Ltd., 1995, 1999.

Pirtle, Carol. Escape Betwixt Two Suns. Illinois: Southern Illinois University Press, 2000.

Proceedings of the Ohio Anti-Slavery Convention. United States: Beaumont and Wallace Printers, 1992.

Pursell, Carol W. A Hammer in Their Hands: A Documentary History of Technology and The African-American Experience.

Quillin, Frank U. The Color Line in Ohio. Ann Arbor, Michigan: The Ann Arbor Press, 1913.

Quinn, Angela M. The Underground Railroad and the Antislavery Movement in Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana. Fort Wayne, Indiana: ARCH, Inc., 2001.

Rankin, John. A Practical Work on the Covenant of Grace, as Given to Abraham. Ripley, Ohio: C. Edwards Publishing, 1840.

Rankin, John. An Antidote of Unitarianism. Cincinnati, Ohio: Weed and Wilson, 1841.

Rankin, John. Letters on American Slavery. Boston Massachusetts: Garrison & Knapp, 1833.

Rankin, John. The Reverend John Rankin’s Life Story as Written by Himself in His Old Age. North Carolina: Duke University, letters date 1833, 1836, 1838, and 1852.

Rankin, R.C. History of the Seventh Ohio Volunteer Cavalry. Ripley, Ohio: J.C. Newcomb, Printer, 1881.

Reed, Christopher Robert. Black Chicago’s First Century.

Reid, Richard M. African Canadians in Union Blue: Volunteering for The Cause in The Civil War.

Report Of the Fourth Anniversary of The Ohio Anti-Slavery Society: Held in Putnam, Muskingum County, Ohio, On The 29th Of May, 1839.

Ripley, C. Peter, ed. The Black Abolitionist Papers (Vol. 1-5). Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 1985-1992.

Ritchie, Rev. Andrew. The Life and Writings of Rev. Samuel Crothers, D.D. Cincinnati, Ohio: Moore, Wilstach, Keys & Co., 1857.

Ritchie, Rev. Andrew. The Soldier, the Battle, and the Victory: A Brief Account of the Work of Rev. John Rankin in the Anti-Slavery Cause. Cincinnati, Ohio: Western Tract and Book Society, 1876.

Robertson, Stacey M. Hearts Beating for Liberty: Women Abolitionists in The Old Northwest.

Rule, Lucien V. Forerunners of Lincoln in the Ohio Valley. Louisville, Kentucky: Press of Brandt & Fowler, 1927.

Runyon, Randolph Paul. The Assault on Elisha Green: Race and Religion in A Kentucky Community.

Salafia, Matthew. Slavery’s Borderland: Freedom and Bondage Along the Ohio River.

Sanders, Claire. Freedom River.

Scarborough, William Sanders. The Autobiography of William Sanders Scarborough: An American Journey from Slavery to Scholarship.

Schneider, Dorothy and Carl J. Slavery in America: From Colonial Times to The Civil War.

Schwarz, Philip J. Migrants Against Slavery: Virginians and The Nation.

Sears, Richard D. Camp Nelson, Kentucky: A Civil War History.

Sears, Richard D. The Kentucky Abolitionists in The Midst of Slavery (1854-1864): Exiles for Freedom.

Shectman, Johathan. Bound for the Future. Santa Barbara, California: Praeger, 2012.

Sherlock, Chelsea C. Homes of Famous Americans (Vol 1-2).

Siebert, Wilbur H. The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom. New York: Arno Press & The New York Times, 1968.

Siebert, Wilbur Henry. The Mysteries of Ohio’s Underground Railroads. Ohio: A.W. McGraw, 1993.

Siebert, Wilbur Henry. Vermont’s Anti-Slavery and Underground Railroad Record: With A Map and Illustrations.

Siebert, Wilbur Henry. The Underground Railroad in Ohio. Ohio: A.W. McGraw, 1993.

Simpson, Joshua McCarter. The Emancipation Car, Being an Original Composition of Anti-Slavery Ballads, Composed Exclusively for The Underground Railroad.

Sinha, Manisha. The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition.

Slave Narratives from The Federal Writers’ Project, 1936-1938 Ohio.

Sluby, Patricia Carter. The Inventive Spirit of African Americans: Patented Ingenuity.

Smardz Frost, Karolyn. A Fluid Frontier: Slavery, Resistance, And the Underground Railroad in The Detroit River Borderland.

Smardz Frost, Karolyn. I’ve Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of The Underground Railroad.

Smith, Peter. Letters of James Gillespie Birney (1831-1857) Volumes 1-2. Dumond, Dwight L., ed. Gloucester, Massachusetts: The American Historical Association, 1938, 1966.

Smith, Peter. Letters of Theodore Dwight Weld, Angelina Grimke Weld, and Sarah Grimke (1822-1844) Volumes 1-2. ed. Gilbert G. Barnes & Dwight L. Dumond, Gloucester, Massachusetts: Permission of Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1934, 1965.

Snodgrass, Mary Ellen. The Underground Railroad: An Encyclopedia of People, Places, And Operations.

Southgate, Joan E. and Stewart, Fran. In Their Path. Solon, Ohio: Eagle Creek Press, 2002.

Sproat, Helen. Freedom’s Trail.

Stanton, Robert. Underground Railroad. Washington, D.C.: Division of Publications National Park Service, 1998.

Sterling, Dorothy. Turning the World Upside Down, The Anti-Slavery Convention of American Women. New York, New York: The Feminist Press, 1987.

Stewart, James Brewer. Holy Warriors: The Abolitionists and American Slavery.

Stewart, Mark J. The Chillicothe Presbytery in Ohio’s Anti-Slavery Movement in the 1820s and 1830s: A Thesis. [n.p.] Columbus, Ohio: The Ohio State University, 1971.

Still, William. The Underground Railroad. New York: Arno Press & The New York Times, 1968.

Stivers, Eliese Bambach, ed. Sesquicentennial Historical Committee, Ripley, Ohio. Ripley, Ohio: Its History and Families. Ripley, Ohio: Historical Committee, 1965.

Stouffer, Allen P. The Light of Nature and The Law of God: Antislavery in Ontario, 1833-1877.

Stowe, Harriet Beecher. A Key to Uncle Tom’s Cabin; Presenting the Original Facts and Documents Upon Which the Story Is Founded Together with Corroborative Statements Verifying the Truth of The Work.

Streissguth, Thomas. Slavery.

Stuckey, Sterling. Slave Culture: Nationalist Theory and The Foundations of Black America.

Sutton, Robert K. Stark Mad Abolitionists: Lawrence, Kansas, And the Battle Over Slavery in The Civil War Era.

Switala, William J. Underground Railroad in Pennsylvania.

Switala, William J. Underground Railroad in Delaware, Maryland, and West Virginia. Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania: Stackpole Books, 2004.

Takagi, Midori. Rearing Wolves to Our Own Destruction. Virginia: The University Press of Virginia, 1999.

Tallant, Harold D. Evil Necessity: Slavery and Political Culture in Antebellum Kentucky.

Taylor, Clare. British and American Abolitionists. Great Britain: Edinburgh University Press, 1974.

Taylor, Nikki M. Frontiers of Freedom. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2005.

Temple, Brian. Philadelphia Quakers and the Antislavery Movement. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2014.

Theiss, Nancy Stearns. A Tour on The Underground Railroad Along the Ohio River.

Thomas, Benjamin P. Theodore Weld Crusader for Freedom. New York: Octagon Books, 1973.

Thomas, Thomas E. Correspondence of Thomas Ebenezer Thomas, Mainly Relating to The Anti-Slavery Conflict in Ohio, Especially in The Presbyterian Church.

Thomas, Thomas, E. Correspondence of Thomas Ebenezer Thomas Especially in the Presbyterian Church (1834-1874 & 1909). Ohio: McGraw, Arthur W., 1997

Thomas, Velma M. Lest We Forget. New York, New York: Brown Publishers, Inc., 1997.

Thome, James A. Debate at The Lane Seminary, Cincinnati.

Tobin, Jacqueline L. Hidden in Plain View: A Secret Story of Quilts and The Underground Railroad.

Tobin, Jacqueline. From Midnight to Dawn. New York: Doubleday, 2007.

Torr, James D. Slavery. Farmington Hills, Michigan: Greenhaven Press, 2004.

Turley, Alicestyne. The Gospel of Freedom: Black Evangelicals and The Underground Railroad.

Turner, Glennette T. The Underground Railroad in Illinois. Glen Ellyn, Illinois: Newman Educational Publishing, 2001.

Tyner, Dr. Artika R. The Untold Story of John P. Parker: Underground Railroad Conductor.

Wagner, Tricia Martineau. It Happened on The Underground Railroad.

Walker, Juliet E.K. The History of Black Business in America: Capitalism, Race, Entrepreneurship.

Ward, Andrew. The Slaves’ War: The Civil War in The Words of Former Slaves.

Warner, Lee H. Free Men in An Age of Servitude: Three Generations of a Black Family.

Warren, Robert P. John Brown, The Making of a Martyr. New York: Payson & Clarke LTD, 1929.

Washington, Booker T. Up from Slavery: An Autobiography. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1901.

Webber, Christopher L. American to The Backbone: The Life of James W.C. Pennington, The Fugitive Slave Who Became One of The First Black Abolitionists.

Weiner, Dana Elizabeth. Race And Rights: Fighting Slavery and Prejudice in The Old Northwest, 1830-1870.

Weld, Theodore D. Slavery and The Internal Slave Trade in The United States.

Weld, Theodore Dwight. American Slavery as It Is; Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses. New York: Arno Press, 1968.

Weld, Timothy Dwight. American Slavery as It Is. Salem, New Hampshire: Ayer Company, Publishers, Inc., 1991.

Welsh, E.B. Buckeye Presbyterianism. Ohio: Committee of the United Presbyterian Synod of Ohio, 1968.

Wesley, Charles H. The History of The Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of The State of Ohio, 1849-1971; An Epoch in American Fraternalism.

Weyn, Suzanne. Night Journey.

Whyte, Iain. Scotland and the Abolition of Black Slavery, 1756-1838. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006.

Wickenden, Dorothy. The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women’s Rights.

Williams, Heather A. Self-Taught. United States: The University of North Carolina Press, 2005.

Wilson, Carol. Freedom At Risk: The Kidnapping of Free Blacks in America, 1780-1865.

Wilson, Henry. History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America: Volumes1-3. Boston, Massachusetts: J.R. Osgood and Company, 1872-77.

Wilson, Robert Forrest. Crusader In Crinoline, The Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe.

Wilson. Antislavery Measures in Congress.

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