A riveting collection of the hardships, hairbreadth escapes, and
mortal struggles of enslaved people seeking freedom: These are the
true stories of the Underground Railroad.
powerful introduction by Ta-Nehisi Coates
As a conductor for the Underground Railroad—the covert resistance
network created to aid and protect slaves seeking freedom—William
Still helped as many as eight hundred people escape enslavement. He
also meticulously collected the letters, biographical sketches,
arrival memos, and ransom notes of the escapees. The Underground
Railroad Records is an archive of primary documents that trace
the narrative arc of the greatest, most successful campaign of civil
disobedience in American history.
highlights the remarkable creativity, resilience, and determination
demonstrated by those trying to subvert bondage. It is a timeless
testament to the power we all have to challenge systems that oppress