The Underground Railroad, Part 5


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

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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. (9 hr 56 min)

Chapters

Organization Of The Vigilance Committee 7:12 Read by Michele Fry
Portraits And Sketches - Esther Moore 13:00 Read by Michele Fry
Portraits And Sketches - Abigail Goodwin 15:55 Read by Denise Nordell
Portraits And Sketches - , Thomas Garrett, Part 1 13:38 Read by Greg Giordano
Portraits And Sketches - , Thomas Garrett, Part 2 13:17 Read by Denise Nordell
Portraits And Sketches - , Thomas Garrett, Part 3 17:07 Read by Greg Giordano
Portraits And Sketches - , Thomas Garrett, Part 4 23:55 Read by Susan Morin
Portraits And Sketches - Daniel Gibbons 26:55 Read by Maria Kasper
Portraits And Sketches - Lucretia Mott 17:43 Read by Maria Kasper
Portraits And Sketches - James Miller Mckim 17:19 Read by Maria Kasper
Portraits And Sketches - William H Furness, D.D. 24:19 Read by Maria Kasper
Portraits And Sketches - William Lloyd Garrison, Part 1 12:24 Read by Al Leach
Portraits And Sketches - William Lloyd Garrison, Part 2 20:35 Read by Maria Kasper
Portraits And Sketches - William Lloyd Garrison, Part 3 18:57 Read by Maria Kasper
Portraits And Sketches - Lewis Tappan, Part 1 11:59 Read by Jennifer Dorr
Portraits And Sketches - Lewis Tappan, Part 2 12:49 Read by Jennifer Dorr
Portraits And Sketches - Elijah F Pennypacker 9:55 Read by Greg Giordano
Portraits And Sketches - William Wright 13:15 Read by Jennifer Dorr
Portraits And Sketches - Dr Bartholomew Fussell 8:01 Read by nomorejeffs
Portraits And Sketches - Thomas Shipley, Part 1 19:13 Read by Maria Kasper
Portraits And Sketches - Thomas Shipley, Part 2 21:15 Read by Maria Kasper
Portraits And Sketches - Robert Purvis 4:05 Read by Greg Giordano
Portraits And Sketches - John Hunn, Part 1 7:51 Read by Greg Giordano
Portraits And Sketches - John Hunn, Part 2 16:39 Read by Greg Giordano
Portraits And Sketches - Samuel Rhoads 6:02 Read by Jennifer Dorr
Portraits And Sketches - George Corson 6:03 Read by Jennifer Dorr
Portraits And Sketches - Charles D Cleveland Part 1 15:03 Read by Greg Giordano
Portraits And Sketches - Charles D Cleveland Part 2 14:55 Read by Greg Giordano
Portraits And Sketches - Charles D Cleveland Part 3 14:35 Read by Cheri Jordan
Portraits And Sketches - William Whipper 15:55 Read by Jennifer Dorr
Portraits And Sketches - Isaac T Hopper 16:58 Read by Jennifer Dorr
Portraits And Sketches - Samuel D Burris 6:37 Read by Jennifer Dorr
Portraits And Sketches - Mariann, Grace Anna, And Elizabeth R Lewis 20:21 Read by Maria Kasper
Portraits And Sketches - Cunningham's Rache 6:19 Read by Kajo
Portraits And Sketches - Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Part 1 24:44 Read by Maria Kasper
Portraits And Sketches - Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Part 2 24:24 Read by Maria Kasper
Portraits And Sketches - Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Part 3 21:02 Read by Maria Kasper
Portraits And Sketches - Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Part 4 19:46 Read by Maria Kasper
Portraits And Sketches - Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Part 5 16:28 Read by Maria Kasper