Levi Coffin and the Underground Railroad

By Charles Ludwig

Levi Coffin and the Underground Railroad

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  • ISBN: 9781592449194
  • Pages: 184
  • Publication Date: 10/4/2004
  • Retail Price: $24.00
Web Price: $19.20
Web Price: $19.20

Levi Coffin and the Underground Railroad

By Charles Ludwig

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  • ISBN: 9781592449194
  • Pages: 184
  • Publication Date: 10/4/2004
  • Retail Price: $24.00
Web Price: $19.20

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'Levi Coffin and the Underground Railroad' recreates the human drama, pathos, excitement, and danger surrounding the attempts of American blacks in the 1800s to find release from oppression in the South.

With cruelty to slaves indelibly impressed on his mind as a child, young Levi Coffin, a Quaker, was determined to spend his life improving their lot. In spite of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1793, he took seriously the admonition of Deuteronomy 23:15: "Thou shalt not deliver unto his master the servant which is escaped from his master unto thee."

Levi appealed to the consciences of fellow Quakers. He and his wife, Catherine, provided refuge, food, and moral support in their home during several decades for a stream of some 3,000 runaways headed for Canada.

One of the slaves the Coffins assisted, Eliza Harris, became the leading character in Harriet Beecher Stowe's influential novel, 'Uncle Tom's Cabin'.

Frustrated by Coffin's successful efforts to help fugitives elude recapture, slave-hunters nicknamed him "President of the Underground Railroad." The network of cooperative homes became known as "stations" or "depots," the wagons as "trains," the drivers as "brakemen" or "firemen," and the hosts along the way as "stationmasters" or "conductors."

This book presents Levi Coffin's experiences in a way that will capture the interest and admiration of young and old alike.

Contributors-

Charles Ludwig

Bio(s)-

Charles Ludwig was born on January 8, 1918, in McComb, Illinois. He went with his missionary parents to Kenya in 1927 and remained with them on the field until 1937.

Upon returning to the United States, he enrolled at Anderson College where he received his bachelor's degree. While in college he married Mary Pucheck.

Charles Ludwig has published over a thousand articles, short stories, serials, and nearly three dozen books. His writings have appeared in ten languages. In addition to writing, Charles Ludwig has pastored five congregations and has conducted over three hundred evangelistic campaigns. He has preached in many countries around the world. In recognition of his preaching and writing, Gulf Coast Bible College awarded him a Doctor of Divinity degree in 1973.

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