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A 1919 street map of the old Eighth Ward, home to many Harrisburg Blacks until it was razed for an extension of Capitol Park.State historical marker for Underground Railroad activity in Harrisburg's Tanner Alley neighborhood, located at Walnut Street near Fourth.

Rising Free

African American History
in South Central
the 19th Century

Harrisburg's Role on the
Trail to Freedom ~ part 4
by T. R. McIntosh
 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, February 2002

T. R. McIntosh --"Mac"-- taught in the Harrisburg School District for more than forty years before his recent retirement.  Decrying the lack of references to ethnic minorities and women in his school social studies texts, Mac supplemented his teachings with material from his extensive reference collection.  The following reference article was produced as a supplement to his session on Harrisburg's developing anti-slavery role at the February 2002 Underground Railroad and Abolition Seminars at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  This is the bibliography to part 2. 

Bibliography on Harrisburg & Dauphin County

Barton, Michael
Life By the Moving Road: An Illustrated History of Greater Harrisburg (1983)
Donehoo, George P.
Harrisburg and Dauphin County: A Sketch of the History for the Past Twenty-five Years, 1900-1925 (1925)
Harrisburg: The City Beautiful, Romantic and Historic (1927)
Egle, William Henry, ed.
Dauphin County Centennial (1785-1885, Centenary Memorial of the Erection of the County of Dauphin and the Founding of the City of Harrisburg) (1886)
Glise, Morton Graham
History of Paxton Presbyterian Church, 1732-1976,...and Selected Sermons (1976)
Inglewood, Marian
Then and Now in Harrisburg (1925)
McIntosh, T.R. (Thomas Randall)
Harrisburg Coin Club Program Histories:
"John Harris High School" (1993)
"William Penn High School" (1994)
"Bishop McDevitt High School" (1995)
"Walnut Street Bridge" (1996)
"Broad Street Market" (1997)
"John Harris Mansion" (1998)
"Whitaker Center" (1999)
"Miss Commonwealth Statue" (2000)
"National Civil War Museum" (2001)
Morgan, George H.
Annals of Harrisburg... (1858), Revised and Enlarged Ed. by L. Frances Morgan Black (1906)
Centennial: The Settlement, Formation and Progress of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, From 1785 to 1876 (1877)
Ries, Linda A.
Images of America: Harrisburg (2000)
Rupp, I. Daniel
The History and Topography of Dauphin, Cumberland, Franklin, Bedford, Adams, and Perry Counties... (1846)
Steinmetz, Richard H., Sr., and Hoffsommer, Robert D.
This Was Harrisburg: A Photographic History (1976)
Stocktay, G. G.
Dauphin County: Elements Toward a 20th Century Pictorial History (1971)

Go to:
Significant Dates for  Pennsylvania African-American History (part 1)
Significant Dates for  Harrisburg and Dauphin County (part 2)
Bibliography on Pennsylvania African-American History

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