Friday 22 August 2008

Entry #2

The Underground Railroad

  • "underground" meant secret, not actually beneath the earth
  • helped slaves escape from Southern (slave-owning) states to Canada (where slavery was illegal)
  • after 1850, all states had to cooperate with slave catchers
  • lasted until President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation 1862
  • over 30,000 slaves escaped to freedom via the various routes

Underground to Canada by Barbara Smucker
Genre: historical fiction

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