Project Overview

History of the Underground Railroad

Faculty Sponsor

Graham Hodges (




This apprenticeship is part of a longterm book project on the Underground Railroad. Apprentices will examine many slave narratives from an on-line collection, discover key variables and organize them into a database. The instructor will supevise all aspects of their work and meet regularly with the apprentices. As the apprenceship wll overlap somewhat with a national teachers' seminar on the Undergrouond Railroad, there will be opportunities to attend public events about it. 

Student Qualifications

History majors preferred; prerequisite courses in early American and/orAfrican American history. personal interview with professor/supervisor. 

Number of Student Researchers

2 students

Project Length

10 weeks

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