The Underground Railroad, Part 4


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.9 stars; 8 reviews)

"The work is intensely interesting. Many of the narratives thrill the reader through and through. Some of them awaken an indignation, a horror, or a sense of humiliation and shame that makes the blood curdle or the cheek flush, or the breathing difficult. The best and the worst sides of human nature are successfully exhibited. Here heroism and patience stand out transfigured; there selfishness and brutality hold carnival till it seems as though justice had been exiled and God had forgotten his own. The number of cases reported is very large, and the method in which the author has done his work is commendable. There is no rhetorical ambition. The narratives are embodied in plain language. The facts are left to make their own impression, without an attempt to embellish them by the aid of imagination." From the "Morning Star," Dover, New Hampshire.

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. (8 hr 33 min)

Chapters

Arrivals from Belleair and Maryland 12:31 Read by Michele Fry
Arrivals from New Market and Virginia 8:34 Read by Michele Fry
Arrivals from , Richmond, Norfolk, VA and from Near Baltimore 7:29 Read by Larry Wilson
Arrivals from Virginia, Washington D.C. and Virginia 4:55 Read by Jennifer Dorr
Arrivals from the Old Dominion 17:05 Read by Greg Giordano
Arrivals from Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina and Delaware 10:50 Read by Greg Giordano
Arrival from Maryland 9:41 Read by Michele Fry
Arrivals from Maryland, District of Columbia and Honey Brook Township 8:35 Read by Greg Giordano
Arrivals from Alexandria, VA and the Seat of Government 10:19 Read by Greg Giordano
Crossing the Bay in a Skiff 9:26 Read by Michele Fry
Arrivals from Kent County MD, Washington and Cecil County 8:16 Read by Larry Wilson
Arrivals from Georgetown, D.C. and Sussex County 11:14 Read by Lee Smalley
Sundry Arrivals in 1859; Arrival from Richmond 12:03 Read by Lee Smalley
Arrivals from Delaware and Richmond 12:16 Read by Lee Smalley
Arrival from Maryland; Sundry Arrivals, Arrivals from Maryland and Delaware 12:05 Read by Denise Nordell
Arrivals from Virginia; Sundry Arrivals from Maryland; Arrivals from Richmond a… 12:30 Read by Denise Nordell
Arrivals from Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia; Sundry Arrivals … 10:29 Read by Jennifer Dorr
Arrival from Maryland; Sundry Arrivals from Virginia, Maryland and Delaware 11:09 Read by Jennifer Dorr
Arrivals from Different Points 12:52 Read by Maria Kasper
Sundry Arrivals From Maryland; Arrival from Virginia and Baltimore 14:29 Read by Maria Kasper
Arrivals from Maryland and Fredericksburg; Sundry Arrivals from Maryland 14:51 Read by Maria Kasper
Crossing the Bay in a Batteau; Arrivals from Dorchester County and Maryland 12:18 Read by Maria Kasper
Twelve Months in the Woods; Arrival from Maryland; A Slave Catcher Caught in Hi… 11:36 Read by Maria Kasper
Arrival from Richmond, 1858 11:35 Read by Maria Kasper
Arrival from Richmond, 1859 9:06 Read by Maria Kasper
Arrival from Richmond 19:25 Read by Michele Fry
“Aunt Hannah Moore” 15:57 Read by Joanne Rochon
Kidnapping of Rachel and Elizabeth Parker, Murder of Joseph C. Miller, in 1851 … 14:53 Read by Greg Giordano
Arrival from Virginia, 1854 6:42 Read by Jennifer Dorr
Arrival from Norfolk 4:47 Read by Jennifer Dorr
Arrival of Fifteen from Norfolk, VA 21:29 Read by Maria Kasper
Case of Euphemia Williams, Part 1 11:37 Read by Maria Kasper
Case of Euphemia Williams, Part 2 11:22 Read by Maria Kasper
Case of Euphemia Williams, Part 3 19:00 Read by Maria Kasper
Case of Euphemia Williams, Part 4 24:06 Read by Maria Kasper
Helpers and Sympathizers at Home and Abroad – Interesting Letters, Part 1 14:52 Read by Greg Giordano
Helpers and Sympathizers at Home and Abroad – Interesting Letters, Part 2 13:43 Read by Greg Giordano
Pamphlet and Letters, Part 1 16:06 Read by Greg Giordano
Pamphlet and Letters, Part 2 17:56 Read by Greg Giordano
Letters to the Writer 17:28 Read by Michele Fry
Woman Escaping in a Box, 1857 7:41 Read by Michele Fry

Reviews


(4.5 stars)

The whole work is fascinating. I had to keep listening to honor those who took their destiny in their own hands and those brave souls who aided them at their peril. The readers were one and all wonderful.