Abandoned Tracks : The Underground Railroad in Washington County, Pennsylvania

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  • Author(s): W. Thomas Mainwaring
  • Publication Information:
    Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press. 2018
  • Additional Information
    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      In Abandoned Tracks, W. Thomas Mainwaring bridges the gap between scholarly and popular perceptions of the Underground Railroad. Historians have long recognized that many aspects of the Underground Railroad have been mythologized by emotion, memory, time, and wishful thinking. Mainwaring's book is a rich, in-depth attempt to separate fact from fiction in one local area, while also contributing to a scholarly discussion of the Underground Railroad by placing Washington County, Pennsylvania, in the national context. Just as the North was not consistent in its perspective on the Civil War and the slavery issue, the Underground Railroad had distinct regional variations. Washington County had a well-organized abolition movement, even though its members helped a comparatively small number of fugitive slaves escape, largely because of the small nearby slave population in what was then western Virginia. Its origins as a slave county make it an interesting case study of the transition from slavery to freedom and of the origins of black and white abolitionism. Abandoned Tracks lends much to the ongoing scholarly debate about the extent, scope, and nature of the Underground Railroad. This book is written both for scholars of abolitionism and the Underground Railroad and for an audience interested in local history.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9780268103576. 9780268103590. 9780268103606.
    • Accession Number:
      1029091218
    • Accession Number:
      1797642
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    • ABNT:
      W. THOMAS MAINWARING. Abandoned Tracks : The Underground Railroad in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 2018. ISBN 9780268103576. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1797642. Acesso em: 31 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      W. Thomas Mainwaring. Abandoned Tracks : The Underground Railroad in Washington County, Pennsylvania. University of Notre Dame Press; 2018. Accessed October 31, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1797642
    • APA:
      W. Thomas Mainwaring. (2018). Abandoned Tracks : The Underground Railroad in Washington County, Pennsylvania. University of Notre Dame Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      W. Thomas Mainwaring. 2018. Abandoned Tracks : The Underground Railroad in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1797642.
    • Harvard:
      W. Thomas Mainwaring (2018) Abandoned Tracks : The Underground Railroad in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1797642 (Accessed: 31 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      W. Thomas Mainwaring 2018, Abandoned Tracks : The Underground Railroad in Washington County, Pennsylvania, University of Notre Dame Press, Notre Dame, Indiana, viewed 31 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      W. Thomas Mainwaring. Abandoned Tracks : The Underground Railroad in Washington County, Pennsylvania. University of Notre Dame Press, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1797642.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      W. Thomas Mainwaring. Abandoned Tracks : The Underground Railroad in Washington County, Pennsylvania. Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1797642.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      W. Thomas Mainwaring. Abandoned Tracks : The Underground Railroad in Washington County, Pennsylvania [Internet]. Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press; 2018 [cited 2020 Oct 31]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1797642