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Still, William 1821-1902

Overview
Works: 60 works in 180 publications in 1 language and 6,463 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E450, 973.7115
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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 by William Still( Book )

53 editions published between 1871 and 2013 in English and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reprint of an 1872 book in which the author, whose parents were slaves, recounts his first-hand experiences as an operator on the Underground Railroad in Philadelphia
The underground railroad by William Still( Book )

24 editions published between 1872 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the winter of 1852, a group of Philadelphia abolitionists dedicated to assisting runaway slaves in their flight to freedom formed a new assistance group to be part of the Underground Railroad--the General Vigilance Committee. William Still, himself a son of slaves, was named its secretary and executive director. Deeply moved by the stories of the fugitive slaves he helped conduct northward, Still took his committee record-keeping to a higher level. He wrote down, in eloquent narrative form, every detail of their stirring, often heartbreaking histories. Second only to the great Harriet Tubman in the number of freedom-seeking "passengers" he conducted through the Underground Railroad, Still let the words of former slaves speak for themselves. In his journals, he painstakingly reproduced vivid accounts he heard from their very lips. And he added excerpts from letters, newspapers, and legal documents to the already arresting biographical sketches, creating unforgettable portraits of the slaves' deadly struggles, brutal hardships, and narrow escapes. When the Civil War ended and slavery was abolished, William Still published his journals as The Underground Railroad. It is considered the most complete firsthand account ever written of the men, women, and children who rode the legendary "Railroad" to freedom. This edition includes a new Introduction and 20 illustrations from the original publication
The underground railroad : authentic narratives and first-hand accounts by William Still( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the winter of 1852, a group of Philadelphia abolitionists dedicated to assisting runaway slaves formed a new assistance group to be part of the Underground Railroad--the General Vigilance Committee. William Still, the son of slaves, was named secretary and executive director."--
Still's underground rail road records : with a life of the author ... by William Still( Book )

5 editions published between 1883 and 1886 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An address on voting and laboring, delivered at Concert Hall, Tuesday evening, March 10th, 1874 by William Still( Book )

3 editions published in 1874 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings by National Conference of Colored Men of the United States( Book )

1 edition published in 1879 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fleeing for freedom : stories of the Underground Railroad( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Fleeing for Freedom contains selected narratives from the two most important contemporary chroniclers of the Underground Railroad, Levi Coffin and William Still. Here are firsthand descriptions of the experiences of escaped slaves making their way to freedom in the North and in Canada in the years before the Civil War. George and Willene Hendrick have chosen a broad range of stories to reflect the strategies, tactics, heartbreak, and dangers - for both the slaves and the "conductors"--Of the fabled network." "In their Introduction, the Hendricks provide basic information about the scope and workings of the Underground Railroad and its impact on slaves, slaveholders, and the Northern abolitionist societies that were so heavily involved." "Fleeing for Freedom then goes on to offer personal accounts of one of the great collaborations between whites and blacks in American history. With 15 black-and-white engravings and line drawings."--Jacket
Underground railroad a record of facts, authentic narratives, letters, &c., narrating the by William Still( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The underground rail road : a record of facts, authentic narratives, letters, &c., narrating the hardships, hairbreadth escapes and death struggles of the slaves in their efforts for freedom by William Still( Book )

4 editions published between 1872 and 1873 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Underground Railroad : true stories of slave escapes on the Underground Railroad by William Still( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In those days all power was in the hands of the oppressor, and the capture of a slave mother and her children was attended with no great difficulty other than the crushing of freedom in the breast of the victims."
[Journal C of the Underground Railroad in Philadelphia kept by William Still : containing notices of arrivals of fugitive slaves in Philadelphia with descriptions of their flight, 1852-1857 by William Still( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Still was a very busy conductor on the 'Underground Railroad,' and he was well aware of the significance of this organization. In these journals, hidden inside an ordinary household ledger, he recorded the names, backgrounds and destinations of escaped slaves, and often, descriptions of their harrowing journeys. These transcriptions, in Still's own hand, formed the basis of some of Still's later writings
Samuel Pennock autograph letters collection( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collection is formed around a scrapbook. mostly of autographs and letters of luminaries, kept by Samuel Pennock (1816-1903). These include letters by Susan B. Anthony, Ezra Cornell, William Still and Anna Dickinson
The underground railroad by William Still( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The underground railroad : a record of facts, authentic narratives, letters etc. narrating hardships, struggles related by themselves and others or witnessed by the author by William Still( Book )

5 editions published between 1872 and 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American negro, his history and literature
The underground rail road: a record of facts, authentic letters, narratives, etc ... by William Still( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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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
Alternative Names
William Still activista estadounidense

William Still American activist

William Still Amerikaans historicus (1821-1902)

William Still historien, écrivain et militant pour les droits civiques afro-américain

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The underground railroadThe underground railroad : authentic narratives and first-hand accountsThe underground railroad : 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 roadFleeing for freedom : stories of the Underground RailroadUnderground railroad a record of facts, authentic narratives, letters, &c., narrating the"Dear friend" : Thomas Garrett & William Still, collaborators on the underground railroadOne day, Levin ... he be free; William Still and the underground railroad