Underground Railroad in New York and New Jersey

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Stackpole Books, Jun 26, 2006 - History - 224 pages
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• Maps of the major escape routes
• Identifies houses and sites where slaves found refuge
• Chapter on Canada discusses the final destination
Tells the story of the network that guided escaped slaves to freedom, its operation, its important figures, and its specific history in New York and New Jersey. Pinpoints major routes in the states, with maps and information for locating them today.
 

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User Review  - Michael.Bradham - LibraryThing

Surprised by the intricacy of the underground network. With pictures of the paths taken, and letters written at the time, this book provided me profound insight. Thank you. Read full review

Contents

The Story of John Henry Hill 1
1
The Setting 9
9
Operation of the Railroad 17
17
New JerseyThe Backdrop 27
27
New Jersey Routes 43
43
New YorkThe Backdrop 71
71
New YorkThe Eastern Routes 89
89
New YorkThe Central Routes 109
109
New YorkThe Western Routes 127
127
Canada 139
139
Notes 150
150
Bibliography 169
169
Index 177
177
Back Cover
183
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