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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.[6] Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underground_Railroad


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.