A new book about the Underground Railroad is now available: Heroes of the Underground Railroad around Washington, D.C. by Jenny Masur. The author, Jenny Masur, worked seventeen years for the National Park Service’s Underground Railroad “Network to Freedom” program. Jenny Masur’s book can be ordered through an Amazon link here, or found in bookstores. The book’s focus is on various men and women connected with the Underground Railroad in our nation’s capital and surrounding areas, including Loudoun County. Some of the people discussed worked on the Underground Railroad, and some of them escaped along it. Every story told in the book is suitable for all ages of readers. Those of us who research this topic will learn something new, and those of us new to the topic will never forget the lives written about here.
Heroes of the Underground Railroad around Washington, D.C. includes information about Loudoun County’s own Yardley Taylor, putting him in context with others aiding freedom seekers in the decades leading up to Civil War. The book is highly recommended.