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Author Runyon, Randolph, 1947-
Title Delia Webster and the Underground Railroad.
Imprint Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2015.

Author Runyon, Randolph, 1947-
Subject Webster, Delia Ann.
Women abolitionists -- United States -- Biography.
Abolitionists -- United States -- Biography.
Underground Railroad.
Antislavery movements -- United States.
Kentucky -- History -- 1792-1865.
Description 1 online resource (270 pages)
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; 1. ""Deceived in the distance""; 2. ""Perhaps you can decipher its contents""; 3. ""Partner of his guilt""; 4. ""On account of her sex""; 5. ""The error of a woman's heart""; 6. ""Did ... entice and seduce""; 7. ""It might not appear what I shall be""; 8. ""The sincere desire of your fond father""; 9. ""I am afraid they will not always be on as friendly terms""; 10. ""The very madness of the moon""; 11. ""A very bold and defiant kind of woman""; 12. Aftermath: ""This remarkable history""; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Summary 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 1844, Delia Webster took a break from her teaching responsibilities at Lexington Female Academy and accompanied Calvin Fairbank, a Methodist preacher from Oberlin College, on a Saturdary drive in the country. At the end of their trip, their passengers--Lewis Hayden and his family--remained in southern Ohio, ticketed for the Underground Railroad. Webster and Fairbank returned to a near riot and jail cells.
ISBN 9780813148410 (electronic bk.)
0813148413 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 900344338
Additional Format Print version: Runyon, Randolph Paul. Delia Webster and the Underground Railroad. Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2015 9780813119663

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