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Traveling the Underground Railroad: A Visitorís Guide to More Than 300 Sites
Bruce Chadwick (au). A dramatic account of the Underground Railroad (UR), used by as many as 100,000 runaway slaves in their flight to freedom. Also serves as a guide to more than 300 UR sites, most of them open to the public. Some still contain the ingenious hideaways which residents used to conceal fugitive slaves from pursuing slave hunters. These sites are located in the South, Canada, & all of the NE & Midwestern states. Some of the underground houses are now offices or private homes, but others are museums, often with false doors, hidden rooms, & trapdoors. The book is divided into regional sections with listings of tourism offices & hist. soc. Includes a comprehensive history of slavery & the development of the UR which changed the course of American history. Maps.
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