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Published by:
Porter & Coates, Publishers, American  Search this
Written by:
William Still, American, 1821 - 1902  Search this
Subject of:
Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust, American, founded 2001  Search this
ink on paper, cardboard, book cloth (textile material), and tape
H x W (closed): 9 3/4 × 7 1/4 × 2 1/4 in. (24.8 × 18.4 × 5.7 cm)
H x W (open): 9 3/4 × 14 1/2 × 2 1/4 in. (24.8 × 36.8 × 5.7 cm)
hardcover books
This is a brown hardcover book with several engraved details. The front cover has double line impressions which follow the edges; in the center of the front cover is a line of engraved bold text which reads [U.G.R.R.]. On the spine of the book is a pattern of evenly spaced line impressions which form six sections; three of these 'sections' have lines of horizontally oriented engraved gold text. The second section reads [THE/UNDERGROUND/RAILROAD]. The fourth section reads [WILLIAM STILL]. The sixth section reads [PORTER & COATES]. The back cover also has engraved impressions of lines following the edges of the book; the back cover is coming loose from the binding of the spine.
African American  Search this
Antislavery  Search this
Communication  Search this
Families  Search this
Literature  Search this
Reconstruction, U.S. History, 1865-1877  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of M. Denise Dennis, in honor of the Dennis Family
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Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Anti-slavery movements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture