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The Underground Railroad, Part 5

William Still

I congratulate you that, after much patient research, careful preparation, and untiring labor, you have completed your voluminous work on THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD." I am sure your work will be found to be one of absorbing interest, worthy of the widest patronage, and historically valuable as pertaining to the tremendous struggle for the abolition of chattel slavery in our land. No phase of that struggle was so crowded with thrilling incidents, heroic adventures, and self-sacrificing efforts as the one you have undertaken to portray, and with which you were so closely connected, to wit: "THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD." While it will be contemplated with shame, sadness, and astonishment, by posterity, it will serve vividly to illustrate the perils which everywhere confronted the fugitives from the Southern "house of bondage," and to which those who dared to give them food and shelter were also subjected." Wm. Lloyd Garrison 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.

I congratulate you that, after much patient research, careful preparation, and untiring labor, you have completed your voluminous work on THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD." I am sure your work will be found to be one of absorbing interest, worthy of the widest patronage, and historically valuable as pertaining to the tremendous struggle for the abolition of chattel slavery in our land. No phase of that struggle was so crowded with thrilling incidents, heroic adventures, and self-sacrificing efforts as the one you have undertaken to portray, and with which you were so closely connected, to wit: "THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD." While it will be contemplated with shame, sadness, and astonishment, by posterity, it will serve vividly to illustrate the perils which everywhere confronted the fugitives from the Southern "house of bondage," and to which those who dared to give them food and shelter were also subjected." Wm. Lloyd Garrison 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.
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I congratulate you that, after much patient research, careful preparation, and untiring labor, you have completed your voluminous work on THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD." I am sure your work will be found to be one of absorbing interest, worthy of the widest patronage, and historically valuable as pertaining to the tremendous struggle for the abolition of chattel slavery in our land. No phase of that struggle was so crowded with thrilling incidents, heroic adventures, and self-sacrificing efforts as the one you have undertaken to portray, and with which you were so closely connected, to wit: "THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD." While it will be contemplated with shame, sadness, and astonishment, by posterity, it will serve vividly to illustrate the perils which everywhere confronted the fugitives from the Southern "house of bondage," and to which those who dared to give them food and shelter were also subjected." Wm. Lloyd Garrison 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:

9h 56m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

13:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

23:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

26:55


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

20:36


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:57


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:00


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:50


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:55


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:02


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:13


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

21:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:06


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:51


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

16:39


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:04


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

14:55


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

14:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

15:56


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

16:59


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:38


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

20:21


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:19


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

24:44


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

24:25


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

21:03


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

19:46


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

16:28