Jeffrey Copeland reading, Live from Prairie Lights, November 12, 2014
@ University of Iowa
DescriptionJeffrey Copeland, author of the popular Inmans War and Shell Games, returns to Prairie Lights with his latest work of historical nonfiction, Aint No Harm to Kill the Devil: The Life and Legacy of John Fairfield, Abolitionist for Hire. Aint No Harm to Kill the Devil is an account of the history and legend of abolitionist John Fairfield, one of the most successful conductors of the Underground Railroad before the American Civil War. A master of disguise and subterfuge, Fairfield sometimes resorted to extortion and violence to deliver slaves to freedom in Canada. Copeland is Professor and Head of the Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Northern Iowa, where he teaches children's and young adult literature courses and English Education. He lives in Cedar Falls.
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