Published by
Porter & Coates, Publishers, American
Written by
Still, William, American, 1821 - 1902
Subject of
Dennis Farm Charitable Land Trust, American, founded 2001
Date
1872
Medium
ink on paper, cardboard, book cloth (textile material), and tape
Dimensions
H x W (closed): 9 3/4 × 7 1/4 × 2 1/4 in. (24.8 × 18.4 × 5.7 cm)
H x W (open): 9 3/4 × 14 1/2 × 2 1/4 in. (24.8 × 36.8 × 5.7 cm)
Description
This is a brown hardcover book with several engraved details. The front cover has double line impressions which follow the edges; in the center of the front cover is a line of engraved bold text which reads [U.G.R.R.]. On the spine of the book is a pattern of evenly spaced line impressions which form six sections; three of these 'sections' have lines of horizontally oriented engraved gold text. The second section reads [THE/UNDERGROUND/RAILROAD]. The fourth section reads [WILLIAM STILL]. The sixth section reads [PORTER & COATES]. The back cover also has engraved impressions of lines following the edges of the book; the back cover is coming loose from the binding of the spine.
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Movement
Anti-slavery movements
Type
hardcover books
Topic
Antislavery
Communication
Families
Literature
Reconstruction, U.S. History, 1865-1877
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of M. Denise Dennis, in honor of the Dennis Family
Object number
2014.273.19
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd55d56e067-ea70-46f1-b791-a58f2b0d77ae
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