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The Resource Free Black communities and the underground railroad : the geography of resistance, Cheryl Janifer LaRoche

Free Black communities and the underground railroad : the geography of resistance, Cheryl Janifer LaRoche

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Free Black communities and the underground railroad : the geography of resistance
Title
Free Black communities and the underground railroad
Title remainder
the geography of resistance
Statement of responsibility
Cheryl Janifer LaRoche
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This enlightening study employs the tools of archaeology to uncover a new historical perspective on the Underground Railroad. Unlike previous histories of the Underground Railroad, which have focused on frightened fugitive slaves and their benevolent abolitionist accomplices, Cheryl LaRoche focuses instead on free African American communities, the crucial help they provided to individuals fleeing slavery, and the terrain where those flights to freedom occurred. This study foregrounds several small, rural hamlets on the treacherous southern edge of the free North in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. LaRoche demonstrates how landscape features such as waterways, iron forges, and caves played a key role in the conduct and effectiveness of the Underground Railroad. Rich in oral histories, maps, memoirs, and archaeological investigations, this examination of the "geography of resistance" tells the new powerful and inspiring story of African Americans ensuring their own liberation in the midst of oppression. "--
  • "In Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad, Cheryl LaRoche brings the tools of archaeology to the study of the Underground Railroad movement. Unlike previous histories of the Underground Railroad, which have focused on frightened fugitive slaves and their benevolent abolitionist accomplices, this study examines the interactions of those fleeing slavery, the Black communities that helped them, and the terrain where their struggles occurred. LaRoche's approach foregrounds the African Americans who were at the forefront of the movement, or "on the front-line of freedom." Small rural pre-Civil War free Black border communities were conduits for escape. As the first points of entry into the treacherous southern regions of Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio, Black communities in the southernmost counties bordering the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers were positioned to offer sanctuary to anyone able to escape slavery. LaRoche explores oral family and personal histories, memories, documents, maps, memoirs and archaeological investigations of the historic communities of Rocky Fork and Miller Grove in Illinois, Lick Creek, Indiana, and Poke Patch, Ohio. These untold stories of the Underground Railroad reveal a geography of resistance viewed through local African-American strategies for equal rights and social justice"--
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LaRoche, Cheryl Janifer
Dewey number
973.7/115
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F450
LC item number
.L37 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Underground Railroad
  • Underground Railroad
  • Underground Railroad
  • Fugitive slaves
  • African Americans
  • Antislavery movements
  • African Americans
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
Label
Free Black communities and the underground railroad : the geography of resistance, Cheryl Janifer LaRoche
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rocky Fork, Illinois: oral tradition as memory -- Miller Grove, Illinois: linking a free black community to the Underground Railroad -- Lick Creek, Indiana: a Quaker connection -- Poke Patch, Ohio: a different route -- The geography of resistance -- Rethinking African American migration -- Family, church, community: pillars of the black Underground Railroad movement -- Faith and fraternity -- Destination freedom -- Appendix: ministers chart
Control code
ocn843858221
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 232 pages
Isbn
9780252079542
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
2013024073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1624068
  • (OCoLC)843858221
Label
Free Black communities and the underground railroad : the geography of resistance, Cheryl Janifer LaRoche
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Rocky Fork, Illinois: oral tradition as memory -- Miller Grove, Illinois: linking a free black community to the Underground Railroad -- Lick Creek, Indiana: a Quaker connection -- Poke Patch, Ohio: a different route -- The geography of resistance -- Rethinking African American migration -- Family, church, community: pillars of the black Underground Railroad movement -- Faith and fraternity -- Destination freedom -- Appendix: ministers chart
Control code
ocn843858221
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 232 pages
Isbn
9780252079542
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
2013024073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1624068
  • (OCoLC)843858221

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