Gateway to freedom : the hidden history of the underground railroad / Eric Foner.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 
xiii, 301 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
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.
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.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -275) and index.
KF4545.S5 .F66 2015
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