A Twenty-First Century History of the 1847 Kentucky Raid

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Dr. Tucker has shed light on an important, little known, but influential Underground Railroad episode. The events surrounding the 1847 raid underscore how those involved in the Underground Railroad endangered themselves to secure their own freedom or the freedom of others. Deanda Johnson, PhD- Midwest Regional Coordinator National Park Service, National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Complementing Ruth Andrew’s stunning mural Sanctuary and Deliverance, this book recounts the tale of men and women whose courage stymied violent raids by Kentucky slave catchers. Frustrated slaveowners, in turn, protested to Congress the loss of their human “property” and directly influenced the passage ofthe Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, a precursor to the Civil War. Karolyn Smardz Frost, author of I’ve Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad and winner of Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction (2007).

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Dr. Veta Tucker is an Associate Professor of English and African American Studies Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan. She is an African American literary historian and humanities scholar.

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