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Still Bibliography


Blockson, Charles L. 1987. The Underground Railroad. New York: Prentice-Hall Press.

Crew, Spencer. 2012. “The Saga of Peter Still.” New Jersey History 127 (2): 62–72.

Fradin, Dennis B. 2001. My Family Shall Be Free!: The Life of Peter Still. New York: Harper Collins. [Juvenile literature]

Giannetti, Francesca. 2019. “‘So near While Apart’: Correspondence Editions as Critical Library Pedagogy and Digital Humanities Methodology.” Journal of Academic Librarianship 45 (5): 1–11. doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2019.05.001.

Goss, Linda. 1995. Jump up and Say!: A Collection of Black Storytelling. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Horton, James Oliver. 2004. “A Crusade for Freedom: William Still and the Real Underground Railroad.” In Passages to Freedom: The Underground Railroad in History and Memory, edited by David W. Blight, 175–93. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Books.

Mann, Peggy. 1975. The Man Who Bought Himself: The Story of Peter Still. New York: Macmillan. [Juvenile literature]

Ripley, C. Peter. 1985. The Black Abolitionist Papers. 5 vols. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

Toplin, Robert Brent. 1967. “Peter Still versus the Peculiar Institution.” Civil War History 13 (4): 340–49.

Wong, Edlie L. 2009. Neither fugitive nor free: Atlantic slavery, freedom suits, and the legal culture of travel. New York: New York University Press.

Still and his contemporaries

Bleby, Henry. 1870. The Stolen Children: A Narrative Compiled from Authentic Sources. London: T. Woolmer, Hayman Brothers and Lilly. [Juvenile literature]

Furness, William Henry. 1892. The Life of Seth Conkling. Philadelphia: Priv. print.

May, Samuel J. 1869. Some Recollections of Our Antislavery Conflict. Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co.

Pickard, Kate E. R. 1856. The Kidnapped and the Ransomed. Being the Personal Recollections of Peter Still and His Wife “Vina,” after Forty Years of Slavery. 3d ed. Syracuse, NY: William T. Hamilton.

Still, James. 1877. Early Recollections and Life of Dr. James Still. Philadelphia: Printed for the author by J. B. Lippincott & Co.

Still, William. 1886. Still’s Underground Rail Road Records: With a Life of the Author... Philadelphia: William Still.

The chapter on Seth Concklin, pp. 23-39, is chiefly about the failed attempt to free Peter Still's wife and three children.

Archival Materials

Pennsylvania Abolition Society papers, 1751-1992 (Collection 490). The Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

Peter Still Papers (1850-1875), MC 1392; Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries, Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

William Still--Letters (1855-1902); Leon Gardiner collection of American Negro Historical Society records, The Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

William Still Correspondence, 1865-1899; Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection, Temple University Libraries.