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==Underground Railroad==
 
==Underground Railroad==
The Underground Railroad was an informal network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th century Black slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists who were sympathetic to their cause.[1] The term is also applied to the abolitionists who aided the fugitives.[2] Other routes led to Mexico or overseas.[3] The Underground Railroad was at its height between 1810 and 1850,[4] with over 30,000 people escaping enslavement (mainly to Canada) via the network,[5] though US Census figures only account for 6,000.[6]
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"The Underground Railroad was an informal network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th century Black slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists who were sympathetic to their cause.[1] The term is also applied to the abolitionists who aided the fugitives.[2] Other routes led to Mexico or overseas.[3] The Underground Railroad was at its height between 1810 and 1850,[4] with over 30,000 people escaping enslavement (mainly to Canada) via the network,[5] though US Census figures only account for 6,000."
 
<br>Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underground_Railroad
 
<br>Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underground_Railroad
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"The Underground Railroad originated in Lancaster County in 1726.  Charles Spotts said there were three routes leading into the County.  The fugitives from Frederick, Maryland and Winchester, Virginia came through Franklin, Adams, and York Counties entering Lancaster County at Columbia.  The second route was up the Susquehanna River.  Fugitives from Baltimore gathered at Peach Bottom where they were met by a Negro who rowed them across the river after sundown.  After crossing the river they were directed to the homes of John Russell and Joseph Smith.  The third route gathered at Octorara Creek in Maryland which fugitives entered into Chester County.  Spotts labled these routes as the 'Pilgrim's Pathway,' and they seemed to lead into Christiana and Chester Counties."
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Throughout Lancaster County many slaves found safety behind the closed doors of Lancaster Quakers and Lancaster free blacks.  Free blacks are the most forgotten group that helped during the abolition movement."
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<br>Source: "African American History in Lancaster County" http://www.millersville.edu/~twstproj/HIST272/1999F/unraillanc.html
  
 
==Canadian Locations for the Underground Railroad==
 
==Canadian Locations for the Underground Railroad==

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Underground Railroad

"The Underground Railroad was an informal network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th century Black slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists who were sympathetic to their cause.[1] The term is also applied to the abolitionists who aided the fugitives.[2] Other routes led to Mexico or overseas.[3] The Underground Railroad was at its height between 1810 and 1850,[4] with over 30,000 people escaping enslavement (mainly to Canada) via the network,[5] though US Census figures only account for 6,000."
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underground_Railroad

"The Underground Railroad originated in Lancaster County in 1726. Charles Spotts said there were three routes leading into the County. The fugitives from Frederick, Maryland and Winchester, Virginia came through Franklin, Adams, and York Counties entering Lancaster County at Columbia. The second route was up the Susquehanna River. Fugitives from Baltimore gathered at Peach Bottom where they were met by a Negro who rowed them across the river after sundown. After crossing the river they were directed to the homes of John Russell and Joseph Smith. The third route gathered at Octorara Creek in Maryland which fugitives entered into Chester County. Spotts labled these routes as the 'Pilgrim's Pathway,' and they seemed to lead into Christiana and Chester Counties."

Throughout Lancaster County many slaves found safety behind the closed doors of Lancaster Quakers and Lancaster free blacks. Free blacks are the most forgotten group that helped during the abolition movement."
Source: "African American History in Lancaster County" http://www.millersville.edu/~twstproj/HIST272/1999F/unraillanc.html

Canadian Locations for the Underground Railroad

Code Words used in the Underground Railroad

Other Resources

  • Uncle Tom's Cabin was the best-selling novel of the 19th century[5] (and the second best-selling book of that century, following the Bible)[6] and is credited with helping fuel the abolitionist cause in the 1850s.[7] In the first year after it was published, 300,000 copies of the book were sold in the United States alone.