A SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY ON THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
See also a good list of resources compiled by the National Park Service
Blassingame, John, ed. Slave Testimony: Two Centuries of Letters, Speeches, Interviews and Autobiographies. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1977.
Blockson, Charles L. The Underground Railroad: First Person Narratives of Escapes to Freedom in the North. New York: Prentice-Hall, 1987.
Bontemps, Arna, ed. Great Slave Narratives. Boston: Beacon Press, 1969.
Coffin, Levi. Reminiscences of Levi Coffin, the Reputed President of the Underground Railroad. Cincinnati: Western Tract Society, 1876.(full text)
Ellis, Anita. "The 'Underground Railroad' (painting) by Charles T. Webber." Cincinnati Historical Society Bulletin 37 (Spring 1979): 126-143.
Farrison, William E. "A Flight Across Ohio: The Escape of William Wells Brown from Slavery." Ohio State Archaelogical and Historical Quarterly 61 (July, 1952): 272-282.(full text)
Franklin, John Hope and Schweninger, Loren. Runaway Slaves: Rebels on the Plantation. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
Fruehling, Byron D. and Smith, Robert H. "Subterranean Hideaways of the Underground Railroad in Ohio: An Architectural, Archeological, and Historical Critique of Local Traditions." Ohio History 102 (1993): 98-117.(full text)
Gara, Larry. "Friends and the Underground Railroad." Quaker History 51 (Spring 1962): 3-19.
_____. The Liberty Line: The Legend of the Underground Railroad. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1961.
_____. "The Underground Railroad: A Re-evaluation." Ohio Historical Quarterly 69 (July, 1960): 217-230. (full text)
_____. "The Underground Railroad: Legend and Reality." Timeline: A Journal of the Ohio Historical Society 5 (August-September, 1988): 18-31.
Grim, P. R. "Reverend John Rankin: Early Abolitionist. Ohio State Archaelogical and Historical Quarterly 46 (July, 1937): 215-256.(full text)
Harrold, Stanley. "Freeing the Weems Family: A New Look at the Underground Railroad." Civil War History 42 (November, 1996): 289-306.
Horton, James Oliver and Horton, Lois E. In Hope of Liberty: Culture, Community, and Protest among Northern Free Blacks. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997).
Osofsky, Gilbert, ed. Puttin' on Ole Massa: The Slave Narratives of Henry Bibb, William Wells Brown, and Solomon Northup. New York: Harper and Row. 1969.
Siebert, Wilbur Henry. "Beginnings of the Underground Railroad in Ohio." Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Quarterly 56 (January, 1947): 70-93. (full text)
_____. The Mysteries of Ohio's Underground Railroads. Columbus, Ohio: Long's College Book Co., 1951.
_____. The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom. New York: Macmillan, 1898.
_____. "The Underground Railroad in Ohio." Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly 4 (January, 1896): 44-63. (full text)
Sprague, Stuart Seely, ed. His Promised Land: The Autobiography of John P. Parker, Former Slave and Conductor on the Underground Railroad. New York: W. W. Norton, 1996.
Still, William. The Underground Railroad. Philadelphia: Porter and Coates, 1872.(full text)
Thurston, Helen M. "The 1802 Constitutional Convention and the Status of the Negro." Ohio History 81 (1972): 15-37.(full text)
Wade, Richard. "The Negro in Cincinnati 1800-1830." Journal of Negro History 39 (1954): 46-57.
Weeks, Louis. "John P. Parker: Black Aboliitonist Entrepreneur, 1827-1900." Ohio History 80 (1971): 155-162.(full text)
Wendler, Marilyn. "Antislavery Sentiment and the Underground Railroad in the Lower Maumee Valley," Northwest Ohio Quarterly 52 (1980): 193-208.