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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
Medium:
ink on paper, cardboard, book cloth (textile material), and tape
Dimensions:
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)
Type:
hardcover books
Date:
1872
Description:
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.
Topic:
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
Object number:
2014.273.19
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Movement:
Anti-slavery movements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd55d56e067-ea70-46f1-b791-a58f2b0d77ae
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.273.19