Welcome to the
new Undergroundrailroad.org.uk website
From Bondage To Freedom
who deal with the rise and culmination of the anti-slavery movement in
the United States have comparatively little to say of one phase of it
that cannot be neglected if the movement is to be fully understood. This
is the so-called Underground Railroad, which, during fifty years or
more, was secretly engaged in helping fugitive slaves to reach places of
security in the free states and in Canada".
- Wilbur Henry Siebert, The Underground Railroad From
Slavery to Freedom, The Macmillan Company, New York, 1898.
Many books, essays, articles
and documentaries on the anti-slavery Underground Railroad movement have
been published since the time of Siebert's work, but here is something
new. Introducing 'Undergroundrailroad.org.uk', the new sister
website to 'Earlyblues.com' and 'Earlygospel.com', being a personal
insight into the Underground Railroad movement during American slavery
times, incorporating a collection of references to seminal works
together with personal material and research.
The website includes the
origins of the underground railroad, a chronology of key dates and
significant events, influential people, locations and associated events,
themes, essays and articles specialising in the underground railroad, current
and future research projects, a bibliography of key reference
literature, a discography including key recordings, and Internet website
references. Additional materials including images, maps, plans and
diagrams are included whenever appropriate, subject to the necessary
permissions being granted for on-line publication.
As this is a new website being developed over time, please be patient if the reference you are
looking for is in the 'Coming Soon' category.
If you have any comments, contributions
(information/articles/essays) or any other queries, please email me, Alan White at
Thanks to my wife Christine
and my good
friend blues/gospel historian Max Haymes for
their guidance and assistance in developing this website.
For the record: this is an
educational website and
no content may be copied for commercial use (see
If in doubt, email me
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