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Digital Bookshelf: General Bibliography

General Bibliography

Bearse, Austin. Reminiscences of Fugitive Slave Days in Boston. Boston: Warren Richardson, 1880.

Berlin, Ira. Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1998.

Blacket, R. J. M. "'Freedom, or the Martyr's Grave': Black Pittsburgh's Aid to the Fugitive Slave." In African Americans in Pennsylvania: Shifting Historical Perspectives, edited by Joe William Trotter, Jr. and Eric Ledell Smith, 148-165. University Park: Penn State University Press, 1997.

Blockson, Charles L. Underground Railroad in Pennsylvania. Jacksonville, NC: Flame International, 1981.

Blockson, Charles L. The Underground Railroad: Dramatic Firsthand Accounts of Daring Escapes to Freedom. New York: Prentice Hall, 1987.

Bordewich, Fergus. Bound for Canaan: The Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America. New York: Amistad/HarperCollins, 2005.

Borome, Joseph A. "The Vigilant Committee of Philadelphia." Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 42 (1968): 320-352.

Boteler, Alexander. “Recollections of the John Brown Raid by a Virginian Who Witnessed the Fight.” Century Magazine 26 (July 1883): 399-411.

Botkin, B. A., ed. Lay My Burden Down: A Folk History of Slavery. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1989.

Boyer, Richard Owen. The Legend of John Brown: A Biography and A History. New York: Knopf, 1973.

Bradford, Sarah H. Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman. Auburn, NY: W.J. Moses, 1869.

Brown, William Wells. Narrative of William Wells Brown, a Fugitive Slave. Boston: Bela Marsh Co., 1848.

[Burns, Anthony]. Boston Slave Riot and the Trial of Anthony Burns. Boston: Fetridge and Co., 1854.

Byrne, John Edward. "The News from Harper's Ferry: The Press as Lens and Prism for John Brown's Raid." Ph.D. diss., George Washington University, 1987.

Campbell, Stanley W. The Slave Catchers: Enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Law, 1850-1860. Orig. ed. 1968; New York: W.W. Norton, 1972.

Catterall, Helen T. Judicial Cases Concerning American Slavery and the Negro. Washington DC: Carnegie Institution, 1926-29.

Clarke, James Freeman. Anti-Slavery Days. New York: R. Worthington, 1884.

Clinton, Catherine. Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom. New York: Back Bay/Little Brown, 2004.

Coffin, Levi. Reminiscences of Levi Coffin, the Reputed President of the Underground Railroad. Cincinnati, OH: Robert Clark & Co., 1880.

Cohen, William. "James Miller McKim: Pennsylvania Abolitionist." Ph.D. diss., New York University, 1968.

Collison, Gary. Shadrach Minkins: From Fugitive Slave to Citizen. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997.

Conway, Moncure Daniel. Autobiography. New York: Houghton Mifflin & Co., 1904.

Crooks, George R. Life and Letters of the Reverend John McClintock. New York: Nelson & Phillips, 1876.

Dana, Richard Henry, Jr. "How We Met John Brown." Atlantic Monthly 28 (July 1871): 5-14.

Drayton, Daniel. Personal Memoir. Boston: Bela Marsh Co., 1855.

Drescher, Seymour. "Servile Insurrection and John Brown's Body in Europe." Journal of American History 80, no. 2 (1993): 499-524.

DuBois, W. E. B. John Brown. Philadelphia: G.W. Jacobs and Co., 1909.

Eby, Cecil D., ed. "The Last Hours of the John Brown Raid: The Narrative of David H. Strother." Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 73, no. 2 (1965): 169-177.

Edelstein, Tilden G. "John Brown and His Friends." In The Abolitionists: Immediation and the Question of Means, edited by Hugh Hawkins, 11-19. Boston: D.C. Health Co., 1964.

Edelstein, Tilden G. Strange Enthusiasm: A Life of Thomas Wentworth Higginson. New York: Atheneum, 1970.

Eggert, Gerald G. "The Impact of the Fugitive Slave Law on Harrisburg: A Case Study." Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 109, no. 4 (1985): 537-570.

Fields, Barbara J. Slavery and Freedom on the Middle Ground: Maryland During the Nineteenth Century. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985.

Fine, Gary Alan. "John Brown's Body: Elites, Heroic Embodiment, and the Legitimation of Political Violence." Social Problems 46, no. 2 (1999): 225-249.

Finkelman, Paul. "Prigg v. Pennsylvania and the Northern State Courts: Anti-Slavery Uses of a Pro-Slavery Decision." Civil War History 25, no. 1 (1979): 5-35.

Finkelman, Paul. "The Protection of Black Rights in Seward's New York." Civil War History 34, no. 3 (1988): 211-234.

Finkelman, Paul, ed. His Soul Goes Marching On: Responses to John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1995.

Foner, Phillip. Frederick Douglass: A Biography. New York: Citadel Press, 1964.

Forbes, Sarah Hughes. The Letters and Recollections of John Murray Forbes. 2 vols. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1899.

Franklin, John Hope and Loren Schweninger. Runaway Slaves: Rebels on the Plantation. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Friedman, Lawrence J. "The Gerrit Smith Circle: Abolitionism in the Burned-Over District." Civil War History 26, no. 1 (1980): 18-38.

Furnas, J. C. The Road to Harpers Ferry. New York: W. Sloane Associates, 1959.

Gara, Larry. "William Still and the Underground Railroad." Pennsylvania History 28, no. 1 (1961): 33-44.

Gara, Larry. The Liberty Line: The Legend of the Underground Railroad. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1961.

Griest, Ellwood. John and Mary; or, The Fugitive Slaves, a Tale of South-Eastern Pennsylvania. Lancaster: Inquirer Printer and Publishing Company, 1873.

Harding, Vincent. There is a River: The Black Struggle for Freedom in America. New York: Random House, 1981.

Harrold, Stanley. "Freeing the Weems Family: A New Look at the Underground Railroad." Civil War History 42, no. 4 (1996): 289-306.

Hensel, W. U. The Christiana Riot and The Treason Trials of 1851. Lancaster: The New Era Printing Company, 1911.

Higginson, Thomas Wentworth. The Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, 1846-1909. Edited by Mary Thatcher Higginson. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1921.

Hinks, Peter. To Awaken My Afflicted Brethren: David Walker and the Problem of Antebellum Slave Resistance. University Park: Penn State University Press, 1997.

Hinton, Richard J. John Brown and His Men; With Some Account of the Roads Traveled to Reach Harper's Ferry. New York: Funk & Wagnall's Company, 1894.

Horton, James Oliver and Lois E. Horton. In Hope of Liberty: Culture, Community, and Protest Among Northern Free Blacks, 1700-1860. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Howe, Julia Ward. Samuel Gridley Howe, A Memoir. Boston: Howe Memorial Committee, 1886.

Howe, Samuel Gridley. Slavery at Washington: A Narrative of the Heroic Adventures of Drayton, an American Trader. London: Ward and Co., 1848.

Howe, Samuel Gridley. The Letters and Journals of Samuel Gridley Howe. Edited by Laura E. Richards. 2 vols. Boston: Dana, Estes and Co., 1906.

Howe, Samuel Gridley. "The Refugees from Slavery in Canada West." Report to the American Freedman's Inquiry Commission. Boston: Dana, Estes and Co., 1906.

Katz, Jonathan. Resistance at Christiana: The Fugitive Slave Rebellion, Christiana, Pennsylvania, September 11, 1851. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1974.

Keller, Allan. Thunder at Harper's Ferry. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1958.

Kneebone, John T. "A Breakdown on the Underground Railroad: Captain B. and the Capture of the Keziah, 1858." Virginia Cavalcade 48, no. 2 (1999): 74-83.

Kolchin, Peter. American Slavery: 1619-1877. New York: Hill and Wang, 1993.

Loguen, Jermain Wesley. The Reverend J.W. Loguen, As A Slave and As A Freeman. 1859. Reprint, New York: Negro Universities Press, 1968.

May, Samuel M. The Fugitive Slave Law and Its Victims. New York: American Antislavery Society, 1861.

McFeely, William S. Frederick Douglass. New York: W. W. Norton, 1991.

Moore, Rayburn S. "John Brown's Raid at Harper's Ferry: An Eyewitness Account by Charles White." Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 67, no. 4 (1959): 387-395.

Nash, Gary B. Forging Freedom: The Formation of Philadelphia's Black Community, 1720-1840. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1988.

Oates, Stephen B. To Purge This Land With Blood: A Biography of John Brown. New York: Harper & Row, 1970.

Parker, Theodore. The Life and Correspondence of Theodore Parker. Edited by John Weiss. 2 vols. Boston: Bergman Publishers, 1864.

Parker, William. "The Freedman's Story: In Two Parts." The Atlantic Monthly 17 (Feb. 1866): 152-166; (March 1866): 276-295.

Peterson, Merrill D. John Brown: The Legend Revisited. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2002.

Pickard, Kate E.R. Kidnapped and Ransomed: The Narrative of Peter and Vina Still After Forty Years of Slavery. 1856. Reprint, Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1970.

Redpath, James, ed. Echoes of Harper's Ferry. Boston: Thayer and Eldridge, 1860.

Redpath, James. The Public Life of Capt. John Brown. Boston, Thayer and Eldridge, 1860.

Renehan, Edward. Secret Six: The True Tale of the Men Who Conspired with John Brown. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1996.

Reynolds, David S. John Brown: Abolitionist. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005.

Ripley, C. Peter et. al., ed. The Black Abolitionist Papers. 5 vols., Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1985-93.

Rosenberg, Norman L. "Personal Liberty Laws and Sectional Crisis: 1850-1861." Civil War History 17, no. 1 (1971): 25-44.

Sanborn, Franklin Benjamin. Recollections of Seventy Years. 2 vols. Boston: Richard G. Badger, The Gorham Press, 1909.

Siebert, Wilbur H. The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom. New York: Russell & Russell, 1898.

Slaughter, Thomas P. Bloody Dawn: The Christiana Riot and Racial Violence in the Antebellum North. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.

Slotten, Martha C. "The McClintock Slave Riot of 1847." Cumberland County History 17 (Summer 2000): 14-35.

Smedley, Robert Clemens. History of the Underground Railroad in Chester and the Neighboring Counties of Pennsylvania. Lancaster, PA: Office of the Journal, 1883.

Smith, Billy G. and Richard Wojtowicz, eds. Blacks Who Stole Themselves: Advertisements for Runaways in the Pennsylvania Gazette, 1728-1790. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1989.

Stauffer, John. The Black Hearts of Men: Radical Abolitionists and the Transformation of Race. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2002.

Stevens, Charles Emery. Anthony Burns: A History. Boston: John P. Jewett and Co., 1856.

Stewart, James Brewer. "Peaceful Hopes and Violent Experiences: the Evolution of Reforming and Radical Abolitionism, 1831-1837." Civil War History 17, no. 4 (1971): 293-309.

Still, William. The Underground Railroad. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1872.

Wayne, Michael. "The Black Population of Canada West on the Eve of the American Civil War: A Reassessment Based on the MS Census of 1861." Social History 56 (November 1995): 465-81.

White, Edward. "Eyewitness at Harpers Ferry." American Heritage 26, no. 2 (1975): 56-59, 94-97.

Winch, Julie. "Philadelphia and the Other Underground Railroad." Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 111 (January 1987): 3-25.

Wooster, Ralph A. Politicians, Planters, and Plain Folks: Courthouse and Statehouse in the Upper South, 1850-1860. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1975.



Banks, Russell. Cloudsplitter. New York: HarperCollins, 1998.


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