The Underground Railroad in the Adirondack Region
Tom Calarco’s definitive and exhaustive study of the UGRR in the Adirondacks, as corroborated by the Adirondack region’s most esteemed contemporary author, Amy Godine. It includes Tom’s unique use of images of clips from contemporary publications reporting antislavery meetings, and in some cases actual reports of aid being given to fugitive slaves.
The involvement of supporters in hundreds of locations across the nation, each operating on their own, was crucial to the Underground Railroad’s success. Each region had unique social and geographical characteristics. The contributions of people in the Adirondack region, including their coordination with agents from Albany to New York City, are the central focus of The Underground Railroad in the Adirondack Region. Tom Calarco, the author, has been able to turn what was once thought to be myth in northern New York into history after more than ten years of investigation.
Friend of Man, Pennsylvania Freeman, Liberator, National Anti-Slavery Standard, Emancipator, and the little-known Albany Patriot, abolitionist journals published weekly from 1841 to 1848, were among those used, along with materials from the local archives. The Underground Railroad in the Adirondack Region
also includes numerous maps, photographs, and appendices; key supporters of the cause are named, conventions and abolition meetings are discussed, maps of the Underground Railroad stations by county are given; and how blacks and whites worked together for justice and righteousness are depicted.