Recommended Books, Articles Websites and Podcasts

 

BOOKS

 

The Neighborhood Manhattan Forgot: Audubon Park and the Families Who Shaped It

Matthew Spady, Fordham University Press, September 2020

Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad

Eric Foner, W.W. Norton & Company, New York, 2015

Secret Lives of the Underground Railroad in New York City: Sydney Howard Gay, Louis Napoleon and the Record of Fugitives

By Don Papson and Tom Calarco

Forward by J.J. Williams-Myers

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc. Publishers, North Carolina, 2015

Bound for Canaan: The Epic Story of the Underground Railroad, America's First Civil Rights Movement

by Fergus Bordewich, Peter J. Fernandez, et al.

Publisher: Amistad/Harper Collins  (March 29, 2005)

The Search for the Underground Railroad in Upstate New York

The History Press (June 3, 2014)

by Tom Calarco 

Publisher:  The History Press; 1st edition (June 3, 2014)

The Underground Railroad Conductor: A Guide to Underground Railroad Site in Eastern New York and a Companion to the Underground Railroad in the Adirondack

by Tom Calarco 

Publisher: McFarland & Company; Illustrated edition (February 23, 2011)

Secret Lives of the Underground Railroad in New York City: S

Sydney Howard Gay, Louis Napoleon and the Record of Fugitives

by Tom Calarco

Publisher: McFarland; Annotated edition (January 28, 2015)

ARTICLES & PODCASTS

The Underground Railroad Free Press website:

 

Website/Organization called BLACK PAST

National Black Historic Landmarks by State

 

Why are there so few Landmarks to Black History?

Bloomberg CITY LAB by Rebecca BellanJuly 2020

 

 

The New Yorker Magazine

The Fight to Preserve African American History by Casey Cep

February 3, 2020

Gothamist

Website/Organization called BLACK PAST

National Black Historic Landmarks by State

WHYY – PBS Podcast Series

Focusing on the preservation Black History and monuments in Philadelphia and Beyond

By Starr Herr-Cardillo

6SQFT

 

City Land: New York City Land Use and Research

Publication of New York City Law School – Center for New York City Law

 

New York Times

Audubon Park, From Hinterlands to Urban Density

By John Freeman Gill

October 2, 2020

The New York Amsterdam News

Underground Railroad History

By Stephen Johnson

The New YorkTimes

By John Strausbaugh

Oct. 12, 2007

The Bowery Boys Podcast from 2018

Berenice Abbott (Gothamist)

Be sure to also see the pdf documents available on the  PRESS/DOCS/COMMENTS page.