Costco to Host Book Signing for Cincinnati's Underground Railroad Authors

Arts and Entertainment

April 7, 2014


In an addition to Arcadia Publishing's popular Images of America series, local authors Richard Cooper and Dr. Eric R. Jackson tell of Cincinnati's role in the Underground Railroad. Through more than 200 historic images, Cincinnati's Underground Railroad presents readers with an accessible way to learn about the Railroad's intricate network throughout the Queen City.


In the book's introduction, the authors explain Cincinnati's unique position in the Underground Railroad stating, "The Ohio River (or as some people called it, the River Jordan) signified both freedom and slavery simultaneously." Cooper and Jackson go on to explain that thousands of enslaved African Americans were able to find freedom by traveling up the river while an equal number of individuals were transported down into the confines of slavery on the same waterway.


"This book seeks to document and illustrate the story from a variety of perspectives by examining specific individuals, neighborhoods, organizations, and businesses," explains Jackson. Learn more about Cincinnati's role in American history as a gateway to freedom through Arcadia Publishing's Cincinnati's Underground Railroad available March 10th, 2014.  


Join the author for a signing:

Where:  Costco

1100 East Kemper Road, Springdale OH 45246

When:  Saturday, April 12th, 2013; 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.


Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online.


Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America's people and places. Discover more than 8,500 small towns and downtowns at



Cincinnati's Underground Railroad

by Richard Cooper and Dr. Eric R. Jackson

Images of America Series

128 pages/ softcover

Available: March 10, 2014