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Gateway to Freedom : The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad

Foner, Eric 1943- (Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library E 450 .F66 2015 30775305484199 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 0393244075
  • ISBN: 9780393244076 (hbk.)
  • Physical Description: print
    xiii, 301 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2015]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-275) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Rethinking the underground railroad -- Slavery and freedom in New York -- Origins of the underground railroad : the New York Vigilance Committee -- A patchwork system : the underground railroad in the 1840s -- The Fugitive Slave Law and the crisis of the Black community -- The metropolitan corridor : the underground railroad in the 1850s -- The record of fugitives : an account of runaway slaves in the 1850s -- The end of the underground railroad.
Summary, etc.: Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner relates the dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom.
Subject: Underground Railroad
Fugitive slaves United States History 19th century
Antislavery movements United States History 19th century
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