The Underground Rail Road [prospectus]

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The Underground Rail Road [prospectus]


Still, William, 1821-1902




Author: Still, William, 1821-1902; Publication Information: William Still, publisher, no. 244 South Twelfth Street, Philadelphia. [1873?]


A record of facts, authentic narratives, letters, &c. narrating the hardships, hair-breadth escapes, and death struggles of the slaves in their efforts for freedom. Together with sketches of some of the largest stockholders, and most liberal aiders and advisers, of the road.

Publication Information

William Still, publisher, no. 244 South Twelfth Street

Place of publication


Physical Description

[4] p. : ill., port. ; 32 cm


Prospectus for one of Still's later editions of The Underground Railroad. "Illustrated with seventy fine engravings..." (and prospectus includes wood-engraving by E.B.B. and C.H. Reed). "Sold only by subscription."

First published by Porter & Coates in 1872 but Still took over the book's publication in Feb. 1873. For more on Still’s fascinating publication history see Hall, Stephen, A Faithful Account of the Race (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2009), 137-150.



Still, William, 1821-1902, “The Underground Rail Road [prospectus],” Black Self-Publishing, accessed February 20, 2024,