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The Resource Escape betwixt two suns : a true tale of the underground railroad in Illinois, Carol Pirtle ; with a foreword by Rodney O. Davis

Escape betwixt two suns : a true tale of the underground railroad in Illinois, Carol Pirtle ; with a foreword by Rodney O. Davis

Label
Escape betwixt two suns : a true tale of the underground railroad in Illinois
Title
Escape betwixt two suns
Title remainder
a true tale of the underground railroad in Illinois
Statement of responsibility
Carol Pirtle ; with a foreword by Rodney O. Davis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Although the northern Illinois chapters of the story of Susan "Sukey" Richardson's escape from slavery on the Underground Railroad are documented, the part played by southern Illinois in that historic episode has remained obscure. This book changes that by investigating the 1843 suit Andrew Borders lodged against William Hayes, charging his neighbor with helping slaves from the Borders estate escape to Galesburg. The author documents Hayes's involvement in the Illinois Underground Railroad through approximately two hundred letters received by Hayes from the early 1820s until his death in 1849. Many of these letters specifically corroborate his participation in the escape of slaves from the Borders estate. Letters written by Galesburg residents show that several prominent citizens of that community also assisted in the affair, proving that Knox College administrators and trustees were active in the Underground Railroad. The author also includes excerpts from the trial transcript from the 1844 civil case against Hayes, which was tried in Pinckneyville, Illinois. She researched newspaper accounts of the event, most notably those in the Western Citizen and the Sparta Herald. Records of the Covenanter Presbyterian church of which Hayes was a member provide partial explanations of Hayes's motives
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pirtle, Carol
Dewey number
973.7/115
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F547.R2
LC item number
P55 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Shawnee books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hayes, William
  • Hayes, William
  • Underground Railroad
  • Underground Railroad
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Abolitionists
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Trials
  • Randolph County (Ill.)
  • Knox County (Ill.)
Label
Escape betwixt two suns : a true tale of the underground railroad in Illinois, Carol Pirtle ; with a foreword by Rodney O. Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-136) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Great Undertaking
  • 5.
  • "Jurney"
  • 6.
  • Next Neighbours
  • 7.
  • Covenanters
  • 8.
  • Escape
  • Foreword
  • 9.
  • Searching the Cornfields and Thickets
  • 10.
  • Searching the Records
  • 11.
  • Preparing for Trial
  • 12.
  • Legal Wrangling
  • 13.
  • Trial Begins
  • Rodney O. Davis
  • 14.
  • Plaintiff's Case
  • 15.
  • Defendant's Case
  • 16.
  • Verdict
  • 1.
  • Sukey
  • 2.
  • Major
  • 3.
  • Divided County
Control code
42027440
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 141 pages
Isbn
9780809323005
Isbn Type
(cl. : alk. paper)
Lccn
99041339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Escape betwixt two suns : a true tale of the underground railroad in Illinois, Carol Pirtle ; with a foreword by Rodney O. Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-136) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Great Undertaking
  • 5.
  • "Jurney"
  • 6.
  • Next Neighbours
  • 7.
  • Covenanters
  • 8.
  • Escape
  • Foreword
  • 9.
  • Searching the Cornfields and Thickets
  • 10.
  • Searching the Records
  • 11.
  • Preparing for Trial
  • 12.
  • Legal Wrangling
  • 13.
  • Trial Begins
  • Rodney O. Davis
  • 14.
  • Plaintiff's Case
  • 15.
  • Defendant's Case
  • 16.
  • Verdict
  • 1.
  • Sukey
  • 2.
  • Major
  • 3.
  • Divided County
Control code
42027440
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 141 pages
Isbn
9780809323005
Isbn Type
(cl. : alk. paper)
Lccn
99041339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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