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The Underground Railroad in Michigan (Hardcover)

By: Carol E. Mull (Author)


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Though living far north of the Mason-Dixon line, many mid-nineteenth-century citizens of Michigan rose up to protest the moral offense of slavery; they published an abolitionist newspaper and founded an anti-slavery society, as well as a campaign for emancipation. By the 1840s, a prominent abolitionist from Illinois had crossed the state line to Michigan, establishing new stations on the Underground Railroad. This book is the first comprehensive exploration of abolitionism and the network of escape from slavery in the state. First-person accounts are interwoven with an expansive historical overview of national events to offer a fresh examination of Michigan''s critical role in the movement to end American slavery.



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5 out of 5 stars The Underground Railroad in Michigan comes to life!, October 19, 2010
By L. K. Patrick
Ther term "underground railroad has always conjured up thoughts of bravery, intrigue, mystery, and excitement. Reading The Underground Railroad in Michigan" by Carol E. Mull has brought all of these elements to life. This book is brimming with names, dates, events, locations, pictures, and actual escapes that will satisfy even the most scholarly reader. Many Michigan citizens were highly involved with helping these tortured men, women, and children from the southern states in seeking a better life, mostly in Canada. These brave men and women of Michigan would drop everything in order to help, their safe passage being a top priority, whils risking their own safety. The author also gives the reader a perspective on how this movement evolved and spread with the early movers and shakers such as Welds Seventy, virtual Pilgrims of Passion, spreading the word of the misery of slavery. We learn of the political influences, how the networks of escape developed, what problems there were with the cause, and so much more. It is a very complete book of detailed information yet so engaging as this part of Michigans history is revealed. Were looking forward to finding these historic locations that are mentioned in the book. Im hoping that Ms. Mull is planning a follow up book that has more maps of every home mentioned and event the cemeteries where these brave Michigan citizens are buried so that we can pay our respect.

5 out of 5 stars The Underground Railroad in Michigan comes to life!, October 5, 2010
By Linda K.
The term "underground railroad" has always conjured up thoughts of bravery, intrigue, mystery, and excitement. Reading "The Underground Railroad in Michigan" has brought all of these elements to reality. The book is brimming with names, dates, events, locations, and actual escapes that will satisfy readers of all interest levels. We learn of the infancy of the movement and who were the "movers and shakers" and how the word was spread. Having all the counties represented that were involved with this remarkable effort of heroism gives us a complete picture of this intricate system of rescue and escape. Learning how Michigans brave citizens would literally drop everything to help freedom seekers, no matter how many showed up, shows their passion and commitment. In addition to so much detail about Michigan citizens involvement, the author explains the countrys climate on slavery and the evolving conditions leading to the Civil War. There are many interesting pictures plus a wonderful appendix where we learn what happened post war to many of the heroes in tne book. The Underground Railroad is an excellent read and an exellent resource. Im hoping Ms. Mull will have a follow up book with more maps of the houses that are still around and even the cemeteries where these brave Michigan citizens are buried!




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