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Gateway to freedom : the hidden history of the underground railroad
Title:
Gateway to freedom : the hidden history of the underground railroad
ISBN:
9780393244076
Physical Description:
xiii, 301 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents:
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.
Abstract:
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.
Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]