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History Firsthand - Runaway Slaves by Karin…

History Firsthand - Runaway Slaves

by Karin S. Coddon

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From the very beginnings of slavery in America, countless bondsmen and women actively resisted their oppression by attempting to flee from their captivity. Whether abetted by antislavery sympathizers along the Underground Railroad or undertaking the rigors escape on their own, fugitives braved slave patrols, armed federal agents, harsh travel conditions, and the law itself in the quest for freedom. The selections in this volume include excepts from slave memoirs and accounts by Underground Railroad "conductors" as testimonials to the desire for liberty and the perils of escape.… (more)



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