Underground Railroad Tales with Routes Through the Finger Lakes Region (Paperback)
Cameo Press, 9780963599087, 176pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 1997
This book includes an overview of the slave economy, a brief history of the Underground Railroad, and thirty-six tales about the slaves who escaped and the men and women who helped them. Four regions are discussed: the Midwestern States, the Mid-Atlantic States, the New England States, and the Finger Lakes Region. Biographical sketches are provided of six of the most influential individuals of the Underground Railroad movement. Descriptions are included of forty-one stations on eight routes through central New York State.
About the Author
Emerson Klees is the editor / publisher of Cameo Press. He is also the author of thirty books, half about New York State and the Finger Lakes Region and half collective biographies of role models of human values, such as perseverance, motivation, determination, resilience, and creativity. He has a B.S. in electrical engineering, Penn State University, major: electronics, a M.B.A. from New York University, major: management, minor: statistics, and a M.A. in English literature (creative writing track) from the State University of New York at Brockport. For six years, he was an adjunct professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology College of Business teaching courses in entrepreneurship and business organization.
He is a member of the New Society of the Genesee Historical Association, past member of the New York State Historical Society and the Rochester / Monroe County Freedom Trail Commission, as well as past member and vice president of the New York State Regional Publishers Association. His awards include two first places and two second places in the E. H. Corron National Historical Essay Contest.