The Underground Railroad

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Categories: Nonfiction

Upheld by the interviews the author made with the fugitives he sheltered, William Still (1821 –1902) was an African-American abolitionist, conductor on the Underground Railroad, writer, historian and


civil rights activist, created a detailed account of risky escapes of slaves, trying to do away with their endless hard plantation life in the years between the American Revolution and the American Civil War. “The Underground Railroad” chronicles the stories and methods of 649 slaves who escaped to freedom via the Underground Railroad – the name given to the system of a loose network of aid and assistance to fugitives from bondage.

The Underground Railroad
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