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Guiding lights : Underground Railroad conductors in York County, Pa. / by Scott L. Mingus, Sr. ; foreword by James McClure.

Mingus, Scott L., (author.). McClure, James, 1954- (Added Author).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Paul Smith Library of Southern York County Adults 974.841 MIN Nonfiction (Text) 34318001184718 Adult Area New Checked Out 07/06/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9798701633948
  • Physical Description: 129 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits, photographs ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: York, PA : Scott Mingus Enterprises, [2021].

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Foreword by James McClure -- Introduction -- Ezekiel and Eliza Baptist -- Charles and Margaret Barnitz -- Samuel and Mariam Berry -- Israel and Catherine Gable -- Israel and Joseph Garretson -- William and Evalina Goodridge -- Henry and Charlotte Grant -- Hamilton and Rebecca Gray -- Amos and Margaret Griest -- Abraham and Susanna Hiestand -- Jonathan and Susanna Jessop -- John and Julia Johnson -- Dr. Webster Lewis and Dr. Robert Lewis -- Jonathan, Susanna, and Samuel Mifflin -- Jerry and Margaret Morgan -- Joseph and Hannah Wickersham -- Samuel Willis -- Jacob Wirt and Bill Piper -- Other reported York County conductors -- An enslaved couple's story of escape -- Appendix -- Suggested further reading.
Summary, etc.:
"Several well-used Underground Railroad paths ran through York County, Pennsylvania, before the American Civil War. Freedom seekers crossed the Mason-Dixon Line after traveling through the rural Maryland countryside and set foot on free soil, often for the first time. But, York County often was a dangerous place for the runaway, with professional slave catchers roaming the region. Much of the population, particularly in the southern townships, had strong familial and economic ties to Maryland, particularly to Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Freedom usually meant crossing the Susquehanna River and leaving York County behind. In this book, long-time author and researcher Scott Mingus gives an overview, with photographs and accompanying text, of some of the leading waystations and local sites associated with the Underground Railroad. This is meant to be a companion to his popular book, The Ground Swallowed Them Up: Slavery and the Underground Railroad in York County, Pa. (York County History Center, 2016)." -- Back cover
Subject: Underground Railroad > Pennsylvania > York County.
Abolitionists > Pennsylvania > York County > Biography.
York County (Pa.) > History > 19th century.
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