At a glance:
- Author: Fergus M. Bordewich
- First Published: 2005
- Type of Work: History
- Time of Work: From the American Revolution through the Civil War
- Setting: The United States and Canada
- Genres: Nonfiction
- Subjects: African Americans, Civil rights, United States or Americans, Africa or Africans, Blacks, Abolitionists, Nineteenth century, Slavery or slaves, Underground railroad, Civil War, Canada or Canadians
- Locales: North America
The Underground Railroad was a pre-Civil War movement which combined clandestine action to aid men and women fleeing slavery with political efforts to make enslavement of human beings illegal throughout the United States. Taking advantage of increasingly available primary and secondary materials on the Underground Railroad and its role in the abolition movement, Fergus M. Bordewich in Bound for Canaan chronicles the numerous routes by which African American slaves fled their masters and credits numerous persons who made the system work.
Bordewich takes the title...
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