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Title: The Underground Railroad


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The Underground Railroad
  • ByChristina Fox and Dakota Farrington

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The Underground Railroad, was a vast network of
people who helped runaway slaves escape to the
Northern United States and into Canada.It was not
run by just a single person,but it consisted of
many individuals.
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Most African Americans resisted their
enslavement. They used techniques such as work
slow-downs, sabotage, sickness, self-mutilation,
or the destruction of property.To get to their
destination point they used the Underground
Railroad to transport them.Harriet Tubman was one
involved in the Underground Railroad.
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The Underground Railroad was neither "under the
ground or a "railroad system," but was a loose
network of aid and assistance to fugitives from
captivity. Perhaps as many as 100,000 enslaved
Africans may have escaped in the years between
The American Revolution and the Civil War
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The Underground Railroad refers to the
effort--sometimes spontaneous,and also it was
sometimes highly organized--to assist people held
in slavery in North America to escape from
enslavement. Historic places along the
Underground Railroad are testament of African
American capabilities. The network provided an
opportunity for sympathetic white Americans to
play a role in resisting slavery,, however
uneasily at times, men and women of both races to
begin to set aside assumptions about the other
race.. At the most dramatic level, the
Underground Railroad provided stories of guided
escapes from the Southern Union , rescues of
arrested fugitives in the North, complex
communication systems, and individual acts of
bravery and suffering in the quest for freedom
for all.
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