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February 2004

Journey to Freedom · The Abolitionists

The American Abolitionists
Stanley Harrold
326.80973 H323 2001
A survey of the history of the movement to abolish slavery in the United States.

The Fugitive’s Gibraltar: Escaping Slaves and Abolitionism in New Bedford, Massachusetts
Kathryn Grover
326.809744 G883 2001
In this intriguing chronicle of the history of New Bedford, Massachusetts, Grover demonstrates how the whaling community came to be known as a haven for fugitive slaves during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Saint or Demon? The Legendary Delia Webster Opposing Slavery
Frances K. Eisan
326.8092 W378Ze 1998
Eisan offers readers the remarkable story of a courageous abolitionist. Despite being imprisoned on a number of occasions for her views, Delia Webster managed to smuggle hundreds of slaves across the Ohio River from Kentucky.

Reminiscences of Levi Coffin
Levi Coffin
973.7115 C675 1968
A brief history of a lifetime of labor on behalf of the slave, with the stories of numerous fugitives who gained their freedom through Coffin’s initiative.

Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero
Kate Clifford Larson
973.7092 T885Zl 2004
Larson explores the life of one of our country’s most beloved historical figures, from her days as a slave to her work with freedmen in the post-Civil War South.

Jacob Lawrence: The Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman Series of 1938–40
Ellen Harkins Wheat
759.13 qL421Zwh 1991
Considered one of Lawrence’s greatest achievements, the series of paintings highlighted in this book document the struggles and triumphs of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman.