MEDIA
The Underground Rail Road. A Record of Facts
Original Author: William Still
Created: 1872; 1879 edition shown
Medium: Book cover

The Underground Rail Road. A Record of Facts, Authentic Narratives, Letters, &c.

This is the illustrated cover for the 1879 edition of William Still's The Underground Rail Road. Originally published in 1872 and republished numerous times, this book narrates the history of the Underground Railroad and the individual stories of enslaved men and women who escaped bondage by fleeing to free states and to Canada. According to the title page, Still was "for many years connected with the Anti-Slavery office in Philadelphia, and Chairman of the Acting Vigilant Committee of the Philadelphia Branch of the Underground Rail Road."

Citation: The Underground Rail Road. 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. E 450 .S85 1879. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.