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Delia Webster and the Underground Railroad

by Randolph Paul Runyon

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  • 33 Currently reading

Published by University Press of Kentucky .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American history: c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Biography: general,
  • Civil war,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Women,
  • U.S. History - Slavery Question And Abolitionism,
  • Women In The U.S.,
  • History,
  • History - U.S.,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • USA,
  • Slavery,
  • United States - 19th Century,
  • Women"s Studies - History

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages264
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8022177M
    ISBN 100813109744
    ISBN 109780813109749
    OCLC/WorldCa33245108

    Delia Webster and the Underground Railroad by Randolph Paul Runyon. The University Press of Kentucky. Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.   Born in Vermont in , Delia Ann Webster moved to Lexington, Kentucky in to establish a school for young women. Educated herself in the abolitionist atmosphere of Oberlin College, she become a thorn in the side of local slaveholders, who rightly suspected her of participation in the Underground Railroad.

    The Underground Railroad consisted of groups of black and white anti-slavery activists that helped escaped slaves to reach places of safety in the North or Canada. The development of the Underground Railroad was given impetus by the launching of William Lloyd Garrison’s newspaper, The Author: History Bot. Since Gara's book was written, the s WPA oral histories of slavery and the fugitive slave memoirs of the late antebellum era () have been finecombed for references to runaways and the underground railroad. Delia Webster and the Underground Railroad (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, ) and Stuart Seely Sprague, ed.

    Initially I found this book engrossing, and I also found the author’s style of writing very creative. I wasn’t as taken with the fact that the underground railroad was actually an underground railroad as some reviewers, but I do appreciate it is an original idea. From the very start of the book ‘Cora’ comes across as a strong character/5(5K).   For much more about Delia Webster's story see Randolph Paul Runyon's biography, Delia Webster and the Underground Railroad (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, ). For a review of the book from H-Net Online click on this link.


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"In this tale of a petticoat abolitionist, Delia Webster stands at the center of a story about the Underground Railroad. Randolph Paul Runyon follows the trail of the first woman imprisoned for assisting runaway slaves and explores the mystery surrounding her life and work."--BOOK by: 7.

Delia Webster and the Underground Railroad. In this Book. Additional Information. In SeptemberDelia Webster took a break from her teaching responsibilities at Lexington Female Academy and accompanied Calvin Fairbank, a Methodist preacher from Oberlin College, on a Cited by: 7.

It was also the center of Underground Railroad activity in the area. Back in Kentucky With a group of investors and Northern abolitionists, Delia Webster formed the Webster Kentucky Farm Association and bought a six-hundred-acre farm in November for $9, Newton Craig contributed at least $1, toward the purchase.

Delia Webster and the Underground Railroad book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Tells the story of Delia Webster, the first wom /5.

Delia Webster and the Underground Railroad User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Runyon (French, Miami Univ.) has successfully extracted this very readable narrative of antislavery activities, clarifying and tying together a mass of disjointed and contradictory primary sources.

Get this from a library. Delia Webster and the Underground Railroad. [Randolph Runyon; William Albert Davis] -- Webster was sentenced to the Kentucky state penitentiary in. "In this captivating tale of a petticoat abolitionist, Delia Webster stands at the center of a riveting story about the Underground Railroad." — Appalachian Quarterly "Runyon's riveting account reveals the intrigues that surrounded the at times hesitant abolitionist Delia : University Press of Kentucky.

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Delia Webster and the Underground Railroad Book Description: In this captivating tale, Randolph Paul Runyon follows the trail of the first woman imprisoned for assisting runaway slaves and explores the mystery surrounding her life and work. Get this from a library. Delia Webster and the Underground Railroad.

[Randolph Runyon] -- In this captivating tale, Randolph Paul Runyon follows the trail of the first woman imprisoned for assisting runaway slaves and explores the mystery surrounding her life and work. In September Delia Ann Webster was the daughter of Benajah Webster III () and Esther Ann Bostwick ().

Delia was a forceful and vocal abolitionist who participated in the Underground Railroad. She attended Oberlin College, but left after she met Rev. Calvin Fairbanks, a Burial: Woodland Cemetery, Des Moines, Polk County.

In this captivating tale, Randolph Paul Runyon follows the trail of the first woman imprisoned for assisting runaway slaves and explores the mystery surrounding her life and work. In SeptemberDelia Webster took a break from her teaching res.

Delia Webster and the Underground Railroad by Randolph Paul Runyon and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

Delia Webster and the Underground Railroad by Randolph Runyon,University Press of Kentucky edition, in EnglishCited by: 7. The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes and safe houses established in the United States during the early to midth century, and used by enslaved African-Americans to escape into free states and Canada.

The scheme was assisted by abolitionists and others sympathetic to the cause of the escapees. Not literally a railroad, the workers (both black and white, free and enslaved.

Delia Webster and the Underground Railroad: Professor of French Randolph Paul Runyon: Books - 4/5(1). Delia Webster and the Underground Railroad. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, x + pp. $ (cloth), ISBN Reviewed by Michael Chesson (Department of History, University of Massachusetts-Boston) Published on H-CivWar (November, ).

Typewritten account by Albert E. Andrews of Joseph Wood Lewis and the Underground Railroad. S Pratt, Mary Story of the Underground Railroad in Delphi, Indiana, written by Sarah Smith Pratt. S Sabin, Marden Dr.

Marden Sabin memoirs include descriptions of the Underground Railroad in Steuben County. S Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad was a network of people, African American as well as white, offering shelter and aid to escaped slaves from the South.

It developed as a. Runyon, Randolph, and William Albert Davis. Delia Webster and the Underground ton: University Press of Kentucky. Delia Webster and the Underground Railroad. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, x + pp. $, cloth, ISBN Reviewed by Michael Chesson Published on H-CivWar (November, ) This Victorian melodrama reads like a detec‐ tive story, and yet it .Historical Marker # in Trimble County notes the work of abolitionist Delia Webster.

Born in Vermont and educated at Oberlin College in Ohio, Delia Webster was tried, convicted, and jailed in Kentucky for helping slaves run away from Lexington in After serving time in prison, Webster was determined to continue her antislavery efforts.

In the winter ofshe bought a farm in.Beyond the River: A True Story of the Underground Railroad by Ann Hagedorn Book Description: Beyond the River brings to brilliant life the dramatic story of the forgotten heroes of the Ripley, Ohio, line of the Underground Railroad.

The decades preceding the Civil War were rife with fierce sectarian violence along the borders between slave and free states.