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Anti-Slavery Movements and Upstate New York: Books

Grass Roots Reform in the Burned-Over District of Upstate New York: Religion, Abolitionism, and Democracy / Judith Wellman New York: Garland Pub., 2000.
Rr326.8097 W452g

North Star Country: Upstate New York and the Crusade for African American Freedom / Milton C. Sernett. 1st ed. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 2002.
Rr326.8097 S486n

Slavery in the Genesee Country: (also known as Ontario County): 1789 to 1827 / E. Anne Schaetzke. Buffalo, N.Y.: Afro-American Historical Association of the Niagara Frontier, 1998.
Rr326.0974 S295s

Underground Railroad and Upstate New York: Books

Rochester Region Underground Railroad : Network to Freedom : a Guidebook / Rochester/Monroe County Freedom Trail Commission [Rochester, N.Y.] : Rochester/Monroe County Freedom Trail Commission, c2003.
Rrq973.7115 R676r
The Underground Railroad Conductor / Tom Calarco. Schenectady, N.Y. : Travels through history, 2003.
Rr973.7115 C142un

Underground Railroad and Upstate New York: Electronic resources

Irrepressible Conflict: Slavery, Abolition and the Underground Railroad / Preston E. Pierce, Ontario County Historian ; Dept of Records, Archives and Management Services Canandaigua, NY : Ontario County, Dept. of RAIMS, 2004.
LocHist r CD ROM 326.8097

Underground Railroad and Upstate New York: Web Tutorials

Underground Railroad

Underground Railroad: Videos

Flight to Freedom / a production of WXXI Television. Rochester, NY : WXXI, c1995.
973.7115 VHS-12328
Underground Railroad / produced by Triage, Inc. for the History Channel; producer, Susan Michaels. [Burlington, VT] : [New York] : A&E Home Video ; Distributed by New Video, [2002]
973.7115 DVD

Frederick Douglass: Books

Admiration & Ambivalence : Frederick Douglass and John Brown : a Manuscript from the Gilder Lehrman Collection / with an introduction by David W. Blight. New York : Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, c2005.
Rrq973.8092 D737a
Dear Father : a Collection of Letters to Frederick Douglass from his Children 1859-1894 / edited by Mark Anthony Cooper, Sr. Philadelphia : Fulmore Press, 1990.
BLK COLL 973.8092 D737de
Frederick Douglass / Charles Chesnutt. Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2002.
Frederick Douglass / John R. McKivigan, book editor. San Diego : Greenhaven Press, c2004.
Frederick Douglass / Benjamin Quarles. New York, Atheneum, 1968 [c1948].
Frederick Douglass : a Precursor of Liberation Theology / Reginald F. Davis. Macon, Ga. : Mercer University Press, c2005.
973.809 DAV o.s. PB
Frederick Douglass : Abolitionist Editor / Sharman Apt Russell ; with additional text by Heather Lehr Wagner. Philadelphia : Chelsea House, c2005. BLK COLL BIO 92 DOUGLASS
Frederick Douglass : New Literary and Historical Essays / edited by Eric J. Sundquist. Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Rr973.8092 F852f
The Frederick Douglass Papers / John W. Blassingame, editor ... [et al.]. 4 volumes. New Haven : Yale University Press, 1979- < c1992 >
Rr326 D737f
In Memoriam: Frederick Douglass / Helen Pitts Douglass. Philadelphia, J.C. Yorston & Co. 1897.
Love Across Color Lines : Ottilie Assing and Frederick Douglass / Maria Diedrich. New York : Hill and Wang, 1999.
973.8092 D737d
Majestic in His Wrath : a Pictorial Life of Frederick Douglass / Frederick S. Voss ; introduction by Robert K. Sutton ; foreword by Waldo E. Martin, Jr. Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Press for the National Portrait Gallery and the National Park Service, 1995.
q973.7092 D737v
The Radical and the Republican : Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the Triumph of Antislavery Politics / James Oakes. New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2007.
973.7114 O11r

Frederick Douglass: Books on CD

The Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave. Falls Church, VA : Sound Room Publishers, c2001.
COMPACT 973.7092 DOU

Frederick Douglass: Videos

Frederick Douglass / produced by Encyclopedia Britannica Educational Corporation ; in collaboration with Benjamin Quarles and Sterling Stuckey ; Steve Krantz Productions ; producer and director, Ralph Bakshi ; film adaptation, William Peitz.
973.8092 VHS
Frederick Douglass / produced by Scott Paddor ; director, Craig Haffner ; produced by Greystone Communications, Inc. in association with A&E Network New York : A&E Home Video ; Distributed by New Video Group, c2005.
973.8092 DVD
Frederick Douglass : When the Lion Wrote History / co-produced by WETA-TV and ROJA Productions.
973.8092 VHS
Let's Have Tea--: a Sculpture of Conversation / produced by Novat Corp. & Silver and Ink Media ; directed by Matt Cottom ; assistant director, Pepsy M. Kettavong.
DVD 001.942 UFO
Presenting Mr. Frederick Douglass / a production of Public Affairs Television, Inc. ; a presentation of Thirteen/WNET, New York.
792.92 VHS

Frederick Douglass: Other Library Resources in the Local History Division of Rochester Public Library
Biographical File
Newspaper Index (1818-1897)
Pamphlet file (Biography - Douglass, Frederick)

The Civil War and Rochester:
Books and Journal Articles

The Beau Ideal of a Soldier and a Gentleman : the Life of Col. Patrick Henry O'Rorke from Ireland to Gettysburg / by Brian A. Bennett. Wheatland, N.Y. : Triphammer Pub., c1996.
Rr973.7447 O74b
Breck's War : the Civil War Correspondence of George Breck, Battery L, 1st N.Y. Light Artillery / compiled, annotated, and indexed by Robert E. Marcotte. Rochester, N.Y. : R.E. Marcotte, 2005. Rrq973.781 B829b
Brief History of Rochester and Monroe County's Part in the Civil War from 1861 to July 4th, 1863 / by Grover C. Scott. [1963?]
Rrq973.7447 S426b
Campgrounds of the Civil War [pdf, 801 KB] / George Levy and Paul Tynan. Rochester History Vol. 66 No. 3 (Summer 2004) [Rochester, N.Y. : Rochester Public Library], 2004.
The Civil War Battles of Lt. Col. Francis Edwin Pierce, 108th New York Volunteer Infantry [pdf, 428 KB]  / Bob Marcotte. Rochester History Vol. 65 No. 2 (Spring 2003) [Rochester, N.Y. : Rochester Public Library], 2003.
Civil War Experiences of a Rochester Soldier / August Friederich Sizer ; edited by Charles Edward Sizer. [1863?-1864].
Rfr973.7447 S625c
Directory, Grand Army of the Republic, Monroe County Patriots : G.A.R. Posts, U.V.U. Commands, Women's Relief Corps, Sons of Veterans, Ladies' Aids.
Rr369.151 G751d
Dr. Michael Vincent, Born 1784, Columbia County, New York, and His Descendants : Including the Civil War Letters of His Grandson, Corporal Martin Luther Vincent, 112th Illinois Infantry / compiled with much help from his family by Sheridan E. Vincent. Rochester, NY : Vincent Family Records Publications, c1996.
Grq929.2097 V775v
Five Months in Rebeldom, or, Notes from the Diary of a Bull Run Prisoner, at Richmond / by Corporal W.H. Merrell. Rochester, N.Y. : Adams and Dabney, 1862.
An Illustrated User's Guide to Civil War Material at the Rochester Public Library / compiled by Robert Marcotte with the assistance of Anita Hartwig and Larry Naukam. [Rochester, N.Y. : Rochester Public Library, 2005].
Rrq973.707 M321i
In Search of Julius Armbruster, Rochester Civil War Soldier [pdf, 712 KB] / Bob Marcotte.
Rochester History Vol. 63 No. 4 (Fall 2001)
[Rochester, N.Y. : Rochester Public Library], 2001.
The 140th New York Volunteers : Wilderness, May 5th, 1864 [Porter Farley] [Rochester, N.Y.? : s.n., n.d.].
Rr973.7447 F232o
Return of the Victors : a Discourse Addressed to Our Returned Soldiers, Delivered in the Central Presbyterian Church, Rochester, June 25, 1865 / by F. F. Ellinwood. [s.l. : s.n.], 1865.
Rochester's Part in the Civil War [pdf, 1.16 MB] / Blake McKelvey. Rochester History Volume 23 No. 1 (January 1961)  [Rochester, N.Y. : Rochester Public Library], 1961.
[Rochester's War Record : From Peck's History] / William F. (William Farley) Peck.
Rqr974.789 P367r
Roll of Honor : Names of Soldiers who Died in Defense of the American Union, Interred in the National Cemeteries and Other Burial Places at Brookline, Cambridge, and Worcester, Massachusetts; Buffalo, Chautauqua, Cypress Hills, (Additional), Fort Niagara, Lockport, Lodi, Madison Barracks, Plattsburg Barracks, and Rochester, New York; Gettysburg, Mecersburg, Reading, Philadelphia, Tamaqua, and Upton, Pennsylvania; Brattleboro and Montepleier, Vermont; City Point, (Additional), Danville, (Additional), Glendale, Richmond, and Yorktown, (Additional), Virginia. Washington : G.P.O., 1868.
Gqr973 U58q v. 16
Scrapbook of Clippings : James A. Hard. [1941-1953].
[Scrapbook of Clippings Relating to the Draft in the Civil War, Rochester, N.Y.]. [1863]. Rqr973.7447 S433s
Sons of Old Monroe: a Regimental History of Patrick O' Rorke's 140th New York Volunteer Infantry / by Brian A. Bennett. Dayton, Ohio : Morningside House, Inc., 1992.
973.7447 B471s
Sweet Gift of Freedom : a Civil War Anthology / edited by Shirley Cox Husted. (2 volumes). Rochester, N.Y. : County of Monroe, c1986-
973.7 S974s
The Talisman of Battle, and Other Poems / A. O. Ganyard. Rochester, N. Y., W. S. King, printer, 1864.
Where They Fell : Stories of Rochester Area Soldiers in the Civil War / by Robert Marcotte. Franklin, Va. : Q Pub., c2002.
Rrq973.7447 M321w

The Civil War and New York State: Books
The Honors of the Empire State in the War of the Rebellion / Thomas S. Townsend... New York, A. Lovell & co., 1889.
Rr973.7447 T751h
My Memoirs of the Military History of the State of New York During the War for the Union, 1861-65 / Colonel Silas W. Burt ... Ed. by the state historian and issued as War of the rebellion series - Bulletin, no. 1. Albany, J. B. Lyon company, state printers, 1902.
Rr973.7447 B973m
"Nothing Could Exceed Their Bravery" : New Yorkers in Defense of Little Round Top / R. L. Murray. Wolcott, NY : Benedum Books, c1999.
973.7349 M983n

cal Civil War Veterans: Books

Annual Report of Commander-In-Chief ..., Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. [Rochester, N.Y. : Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.
Rr369.165 S699p
Early Patients : Civil War Veterans Treated at R.C.H. June 1864-August 1865 [Rochester, N.Y. : Baker-Cederberg Archives], 1985.
Rr362.1109 E12e
Pension Records: Fire and Police Bureaus, Department of Public Safety, Also Civil War Veterans [1900-1945?].
Rrq353.5409 P418p