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Vigilance : the life of William Still, Father of the Underground Railroad  Cover Image Book Book

Vigilance : the life of William Still, Father of the Underground Railroad / Andrew K. Diemer.

Diemer, Andrew K., (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593534380
  • ISBN: 0593534387
  • ISBN: 9780593467442
  • ISBN: 0593467442
  • Physical Description: 410 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-391) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
A Boy in the Pines -- A Young Man in the City -- The Anti-Slavery Office -- The Fugitive Slave Law -- The Business of the Underground Railroad -- The Jane Johnson Affair -- "Your National Ship is Rotting" -- Dark Days -- The War Years and New Challenges -- The Streetcar Fight -- Writing the Book -- Looking Forward, Looking Backward.
Summary, etc.:
"The remarkable and inspiring story of William Still, an unknown abolitionist who dedicated his life to managing a critical section of the Underground Railroad in Philadelphia--the free state directly north of the Mason-Dixon line--helping hundreds of people escape from slavery"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Still, William, 1821-1902.
African American abolitionists > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > Biography.
Abolitionists > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > Biography.
Underground Railroad > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia.
Antislavery movements > United States > History > 19th century.
Fugitive slaves > United States > Biography.
Philadelphia (Pa.) > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

Available copies

  • 1 of 5 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Webb City Public. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Webb City Public Library.


  • 1 current hold with 5 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Webb City Public Library New 973.7 Diemer, Andrew (Text) 38262300008472 Adult Non-Fiction Checked out 12/05/2022

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