Mar 25, 2021 - Sale 2562

Sale 2562 - Lot 36

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(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) William M. Cockrum. History of the Underground Railroad as It was Conducted by the Anti-Slavery League, Including Many Thrilling Encounters Between Those Aiding the Slaves to Escape and Those Trying to Recapture Them. 14 plates, plus one map paginated with the text. 328 pages. 8vo, publisher's gilt cloth, minor wear and soiling, some loss of lettering; intermittent minor foxing, a few pencil notes in margins, joints split; early owner's signature on front free endpaper. Oakland City, IN: J.W. Cockrum Printing Co., [1915]

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First edition of a history of the Underground Railroad in southern Indiana. The author's father Colonel James W. Cockrum was a primary source for this history, as were Dr. John W. Posey and several other men from Indiana where this book was published. The region was generally pro-slavery, and the Anti-Slavery League was established there to aid runaway slaves in an organized manner, rather than, in the author's words "the haphazard way it was being done." Not in Afro-Americana or Blockson.