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Title: The Underground Railroad


1
The Underground Railroad
  • Canadian History

2
Slavery Overview
  • In the southern USA, cotton was the main
    agricultural product in the 19th Century.
  • Most was grown on large plantations that used
    black slave labour
  • Slaves were private property
  • Because slavery was abolished in British colonies
    in 1833, British North America became a haven for
    American slaves

3
Underground Railroad Definition
  • A secret transportation network that conveyed
    fugitive slaves from the southern US to Upper
    Canada (Ontario) sometimes to Nova Scotia

4
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5
Methods of Escape
  • Water routes
  • Roads
  • Baggage
  • Railway

6
Conditions of Escape
  • Night travelling
  • Hiding during the day
  • Pursued by slave owners, sheriffs, slave catchers
  • Little food
  • Swamps forests
  • American Fugitive Slave Law

7
Fugitive Slave Law
  • By law every American was required to return
    runaway slaves to their rightful owner
  • Fugitives dared to show their face to no one
  • Many people defied the law helped the slaves to
    safety
  • Abolitionists supported the cause to end slavery

8
Movie Race to Freedom
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