The Reverse Underground Railroad in Ohio (Paperback)
Prior to the Civil War, thousands escaped slavery via the Underground Railroad. Untold others failed in the attempt.
These unfortunate souls were dragged into bondage via the Reverse Underground Railroad, as it came to be called. With more lines on both roads than any other state, the Free State of Ohio became a hunting ground for slavecatchers and kidnappers who roamed the North with impunity, seeking fugitives or any person of color who could be sold into slavery. And when they found one, they would kidnap their victim and head south to reap the reward.
David Meyers and Elise Meyers Walker, authors of Historic Black Settlements of Ohio, reveal not only the terror and injustice but also the bravery and determination born of this dark time in American history.