Underground Railroad in PennsylvaniaAuthor: William J. Switala Category: Commercial Publication Publisher: Stackpole Books Pages: 216 Tags:abolition | Darlington | Underground Railroad | Download
Published in 2001, this book mentions Darlington, Pennsylvania and other locations and people of Beaver County. Organized in antebellum America to help slaves escape to freedom, the Underground Railroad was cloaked in secrecy and operated at great peril to everyone involved. The system was extremely active in Pennsylvania, with routes in all parts of the state. This book retraces those routes, discusses the large city networks, identifies the houses and sites where escapees found refuge, and records the names of the people who risked their lives to support the operation.