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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division

William Still, The Underground Rail Road: A Record of Facts, Authentic Narratives, Letters, &c. (Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1872)

Escape from Maryland

Although enslaved people ran away from the very beginning (early in the seventeenth century), the last sixty years of the "Peculiar Institution" saw a massive increase in the number of fugitives who sought refuge in the North, Canada, and Mexico.

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Image ID: 1167938
Title: Twenty-eight fugitives escaping from the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Source: The underground railroad: A record of facts, authentic narratives, letters, & c., narrating the hardships, hair-breadth escapes, and death struggles of the slaves in their efforts for freedom, as related by themselves and others or witnessed by the author : together with sketches of some of the largest stockholders and most liberal aiders and advisers of the road.
Name: Still, William (1821-1902) - Author
Published: 1872
Location: Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Subjects: African Americans
Eastern Shore (Md. and Va.)
Fugitive slaves
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