Project Overview

Survivors of the Underground Railroad after the Civil War

Faculty Sponsor

Graham Hodges (ghodges@colgate.edu)

Department(s)

History

Abstract

This project was ask two students to research survivors of the Underground Railroad after the Civil War. Comparing databases created by previous summer researchers with ancestry.com, America's Historical Newspapers, studentt will attempt to identity the life experiences of self-emancipated African Americans. The goal is to find anywhere from 100-150 such stories. These stories will be part of the concluding chapter of Black Flight in the Americas, 1500-1877. Students optimarlly will perform this research in Case Library. I will be on campus much of the time spent on research and will meet weekly with the students. 

Student Qualifications

History Methods (H199) preferred; otherwise a general knowledge of American History. 

Number of Student Researchers

2 students

Project Length

10 weeks


Applications open on 01/03/2022 and close on 02/04/2022


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If you have questions, please contact Karyn Belanger (kgbelanger@colgate.edu).