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by Owen W. Muelder

Author: Owen W. Muelder
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: McFarland (December 27, 2007)
Pages: 199 pages
Category: History
Rating: 4.5
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This book briefly discusses the Underground Railroad throughout the United States and all of Illinois. It addresses at length the activities of Underground Railroad operators, both black and white, in western Illinois.

This book briefly discusses the Underground Railroad throughout the United States and all of Illinois. The compelling efforts of these people have been surprisingly neglected; this book examines in detail their significant contributions to this heroic chapter in American history.

The Underground Railroad in Western Illinois

The Underground Railroad in Western Illinois. In celebration of Black History Month, Western Illinois University Libraries are proud to present a free lecture on "The Underground Railroad in Western Illinois" by Mr. Owen Muelder of Knox College, author of a recent book on the subject, on Tuesday, February 26 at 3:00 pm in the Garden Lounge of the Malpass Library at the WIU campus in Macomb with reception. Mr. Muelder is Director of the Underground Railroad Freedom Center at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois.

The Underground Railroad, published in 2016, is the sixth novel by American author Colson Whitehead. The alternate history novel tells the story of Cora and Caesar, two slaves in the southeastern United States during the 19th century, who make a bid for freedom from their Georgia plantations by following the Underground Railroad, which the novel depicts as primarily a rail transport system in addition to a series of safe houses and secret routes.

The Underground Railroad in Western Illinois.

Muelder's new book, "The Underground Railroad in Western Illinois," has just been released by McFarland & Co. .

Muelder's new book, "The Underground Railroad in Western Illinois," has just been released by McFarland & Co Publishers. The book discusses the Underground Railroad in general, followed by a chapter-by-chapter documentary study of Underground Railroad activities in Adams, Hancock, McDonough, Fulton, Peoria, Knox, Stark and Bureau counties through the 1850s.

Owen Muelder talked about Owen Lovejoy, a Republican . Congressman from Illinois who served from 1857 until his death in 1864. Owen Muelder talked about Owen Lovejoy, a Republican . He was an abolitionist who openly used his home in Princeton, Illinois, as a stop on the Underground Railroad. Muelder responded to questions from members of the audience. Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes and safe houses established in the United States during the early to mid-19 century, and used by enslaved African-Americans to escape into free states and Canada. The scheme was assisted by abolitionists and others sympathetic to the cause of the escapees

The Underground Railroad in Western Illinois. Fugitives fleeing from slavery in Kentucky, Missouri, and points farther south traversed the entire state of Illinois while moving northward. But they were most likely to receive help from Underground railroad operators if they passed through western Illinois, where a good number of Underground Railroad agents lived. This book briefly discusses the Underground Railroad throughout the United States and all of Illinois.

New book on the Kansas Underground Railroad

New book on the Kansas Underground Railroad. In Gary Jenkins’ second historical novel (John Brown and the Last Train) about the Kansas Underground Railroad, he tells about how an UGRR conductor is taken into the jails of Weston, Platte City and St. Joseph, Missouri until the Immortal 10 ride to his rescue.

Fugitives fleeing from slavery in Kentucky, Missouri, and points farther south traversed the entire state of Illinois while moving northward. But they were most likely to receive help from Underground railroad operators if they passed through western Illinois, where a good number of Underground Railroad agents lived. This book briefly discusses the Underground Railroad throughout the United States and all of Illinois. It addresses at length the activities of Underground Railroad operators, both black and white, in western Illinois. The compelling efforts of these people have been surprisingly neglected; this book examines in detail their significant contributions to this heroic chapter in American history.