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The Underground Railroad, Part 1

William Still

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”It was my good fortune to lend a helping hand to the weary travelers flying from the land of bondage.” William Still. "Dear Sir:—For most of the years I have lived, the escape of fugitives from slavery, and their efforts to baffle the human and other bloodhounds who tracked them, formed the romance of American History. That romance is now ended, and our grandchildren will hardly believe its leading incidents except on irresistible testimony. I rejoice that you are collecting and presenting that testimony, and heartily wish you a great success." Horace Greeley. William Still is often called the Father of the Underground Railroad. Over 14 years, he helped hundreds of slaves escape to freedom in Canada. Still was committed to preserving the stories of the bondmen and he kept careful records of the many escaped slaves who passed through the Philadelphia “station”. The Underground Railroad was published in 1871 from Still’s records and diaries. In bringing you these stories, Librivox volunteers are reading from the 1878 edition. (Summary by MaryAnn) Complete list of recordings comprising this book:The Underground Railroad, Part 1, The Underground Railroad, Part 2, The Underground Railroad, Part 3, The Underground Railroad, Part 4, The Underground Railroad, Part 5.

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

6h 45m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

09:04


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

17:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:02


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:53


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:00


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

16:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:33


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

14:54


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:35


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

14:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:00


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:23


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

15:11


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

13:52


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:37


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

16:18


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:28


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:11


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:17