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The Underground Railroad

Many slaves escaped to seek freedom. Those runaway slaves were often aided in their passage to free territory by a growing network of people who saw slavery as morally reprehensible. This network, the Undergrou… (See Below for Full Description)
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Many slaves escaped to seek freedom. Those runaway slaves were often aided in their passage to free territory by a growing network of people who saw slavery as morally reprehensible. This network, the Underground Railroad, was first organized in the 1830s and continued on through the Civil War, growing and evolving as slave owners hunted down runaways. The system eventually disappeared with the official end of slavery in the South after the Civil War.The Underground Railroad explores this intriguing time in American history more thoroughly.

Topics include:
  • How the Underground Railroad was named
  • The Northwest Ordinance of 1787
  • The Fugitive Slave Laws of 1793
  • The work of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Conditions and concerns along the Underground Railroad
  • The Dred Scott decision
  • The Emancipation Proclamation and the end of the Underground Railroad.

Additional Info

ISBN-13 978-0-8160-6137-2
ISBN-10 816061378
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-0654-0
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Slavery in the Americas
Author Michael Burgan
Publication Date 3/1/2006
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Black-and-white photographs. Maps and graphs. Glossary. Further reading. Timeline. Sidebars. Fact boxes. Index.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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