Underground Railroad

THE FUGITIVE SLAVE ACT (1850)

 

DRED SCOTT V. JOHN F.A. SANDFORD

ACT TO PUNISH OFFENSES AGAINST SLAVE PROPERTY (1855) - This act was passed by the Kansas Territory's pro-slavery legislature in September 1855.

Legislation regarding slavery in Kansas Territory (1855-1857)

 

Lizzie and the Underground Railway (Chapter 7) from "Pioneer Days In Kansas" by Rev. Richard Cordley, D. D.

 

The Underground Railroad In Kansas Territory - Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, iindustries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. (1912)

A Home Missionary Journey Never Before Reported - Lewis Bodwell's Account of Assisting Slaves, The Kansas Telephone, Manhattan, Kansas, August 1893

Lewis Bodwell, Frontier Preacher: The Early Years, Part 1, Russell K. Hickman, Kansas Historical Quarterly, August 1943

Lewis Bodwell, Frontier Preacher: The Early Years (Conclusion), Russell K. Hickmann, Kansas Historical Quarterly, November 1943


Mary Margaret Ritchie Wright's recollections of her grandfather John Ritchie

Lane's Trail and the Underground Railway


History of the Underground Railroad in Douglas County

Aboard the Underground Railroad - The Todd House in Tabor, Iowa

Cool Things: Underground Railroad Chair

 

WEB SITES TO EXPLORE

Go back in time to the 1800's see history as you become a young slave who must make some important decisions.

Experience life on a plantation as a slave.

Underground Railroad-Escape From Slavery-Interactive Activity

GREAT BOOKS TO READ

For great books to read on the Underground railroad visit Scholastic "The Underground Railroad"

Remember to visit the Topeka Public Library! Search online for books on the Underground Railroad.

GAMES, TRIVIA AND MORE

The Underground Railroad Change of Pace

IMPORTANT PEOPLE AND PLACES

Frederick Douglass

 

My Bondage and Freedom by Frederick Douglass-1855

The Narrative of Sojourner Truth-1850

 

Freedom Center

 

Aboard the Underground Railroad: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary