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  • Firsthand Knowledge About The Legendary Underground Railroad
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    Rachel Wood History 6 3 October 2000 Book Review- The Underground Railroad: Dramatic Firsthand Accounts of Daring Escapes to Freedom Author: Charles L. Blockson Knowing very few details concerning the Underground Railroad I felt compelled to read The Underground Railroad. Blinded by the misconceptions of many history books that my teachers reinforced through their lectures, I was determined to find out the "entire truth" of my ancestor's rigorous route to freedom. What I recall from my high scho...
  • Quakers And The Slaves
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    The Beginning of the Underground Railroad During the years prior to the Civil War, many people in the United States greatly opposed slavery. Far from being passive victims waiting to be rescued, enslaved blacks never ceased in their struggle for freedom. From the moment Africans were captured in the interior and coastlands of West Africa, to the time they were sold as slaves in the Caribbean and the new colonies of North America, black slaves acted as aggressively as possible to maintain their o...
  • Three Hundred Slaves Escape 2
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    The Underground Railroad One of the most shameful periods in history was the institution of slavery in the nineteenth century 2. Slavery was a divided issue in the 1800's. Most slaves brought to America were known as low class people who could bring no good, but history fails to state that many of the slaves who came were people of many trades, ambitions, as well as determinations. The Underground Railroad had its earliest beginnings with runaway slaves fleeing from the Southern United States in...
  • Their Freedom Through The Underground Railroad
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    Introduction The Underground Railroad, the pathway to freedom which led a numerous amount of African Americans to escape beginning as early as the 1700's, it still remains a mystery to many as to exactly when it started and why. (Carrasco). The Underground Railroad is known by many as one of the earliest parts of the antislavery movement. Although the system was neither underground nor a railroad, it was a huge success that will never be forgotten. I chose to research the Underground Railroad be...
  • Most Intriguing Feature Of The Underground Railroad
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    The Underground Railroad was any organized movement activity, designed to assist runaway slaves. "A secret method of conducting Negro slaves" (Gara 3). The railroad reached its peak in the period 1830-1865. It was known by every route the enslaved took, or attempted to take to freedom. Neither "underground" nor a "railroad, it consisted of paths and roads, through swamps and over mountains, along and across rivers and even sea. These networks of escape could not be documented even with precision...

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