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The Underground Railroad

- The Underground Railroad The Underground Railroad was a network of ways that slaves used to escape to the free-states in the North. The Underground Railroad did not gain that name until around 1830 (Donald - ). There were many conductors, people who helped and housed the escaping slaves, but there are a few that have made records. The Underground Railroad was a big network, but it was not run by one certain organization; instead it was run by several individuals (PBS - ) The Underground Railroad was not an actual railroad, it was just an idea of indirect paths from on station to another....   [tags: network to freedom for slaves in the US]

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The Underground Railroad

- “A national benefit.” said John C. Calhoun about the evil act known as, slavery (“The History of the United States). However the world was not completely full of ignorance even though it is shown here. “Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally,” said by Abraham Lincoln. (“Quotes About Slavery”) No one had experienced anything other than a world with slavery, and were not for having a change like this occur and change many people’s lives one by one....   [tags: JOhn C. Calhoun, Slavery, American History]

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The Underground Railroad

- Slavery was a dark time in America’s past. Not only did slavery separate millions of families, it destroyed the white man’s reputation to African people. Many slave owners treated their slaves well, many did not. They forced their slaves to live in deplorable conditions. Malnutrition and overworking often led to death. If you were a slave, would you risk it all and try to run away. You might not have a choice if you wanted to stay alive. In 1581, the first imported African slaves landed in the Americas....   [tags: Slavery]

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The Underground Railroad

- Though there may not have been many other alternatives to escape, quite a few African-American Slaves were so desperate for freedom that they escaped through The Underground Railroad. A number of working conditions required the slaves to interact with one another; this made it easier for them to communicate. Much of this communication was made through code talk so only the slaves would understand; this played in their favor, allowing the slaves to plan their freedom. Along with these points, many wonder what measures supported the forward movement of The Underground Railroad and what procedures obstructed its progress....   [tags: U.S. History ]

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The Underground Railroad

- The Underground Railroad was neither underground, nor a railroad. It was a system of roads, trails, waterways, hideouts, homes and people who helped slaves, who lived in the United States, escape and find freedom. It all began in Africa were the Portuguese captured native people in the early 1400’s to be sold as slaves. It is estimated that between 1450 and 1850 about 12 million people were captured and sold into a life of slavery. About 5% were delivered to British North America, which later became the United States....   [tags: U.S. History]

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The Underground Railroad And The Railroad

- The Underground Railroad, a term that have been used dating back as early as the1830s. The Underground Railroad, people networking vastly in helping slave fugitives escape to Canada or the North, no one person nor single organization ran this operation. Rather, this operation were made up of several individuals (black predominantly but also consisted of many whites) who mainly knew of the efforts of locals to help in fugitives aiding and not the operations overall. It still moved slaves by the hundredths to the north each year effectively, according to the estimate of one chart; the south took a loss of roughly one hundred thousand slaves between 1810 and 1850....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Slavery]

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Taking a Look at the Underground Railroad

- The Underground Railroad was large group of people who secretly worked together to help slaves escape slavery in the south. Despite the name, the Underground Railroad had nothing to do with actual railroads and was not located underground (www.freedomcenter.org). The Underground Railroad helped move hundreds of slaves to the north each year. It’s estimated that the south lost 100,000 slaves during 1810-1850 (www.pbs.org). The Underground Railroad received its name from two events involving masters chasing after the slaves....   [tags: helping slaves to freedom]

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The Underground Railroad By Colson Whitehead

- The Underground Railroad despite occurring centuries ago continues to be an “enduring and popular thread in the fabric of America’s national historical memory” as Bright puts it. Throughout history, thousands of slaves managed to escape the clutches of slavery by using a system meant to liberate. In Colson Whitehead’s novel, The Underground Railroad, he manages to blend slave narrative and history creating a book that goes beyond literary or historical fiction. Whitehead based his book off a question, “what if the Underground Railroad was a real railroad?” The story follows two runaway slaves, Cora and Caesar, who are pursued by the relentless slave catcher Ridgeway....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Slavery]

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The Underground Railroad Was A Secret System

- The Underground Railroad was established at the end of the 18th century and continued all the way through the 19th century. The Underground Railroad was a secret system that helped African Americans or Blacks escape slavery. African Americans reasoning for wanting to escape slavery could have ranged from anything “from the master’s decision to sell family members to the master’s or overseer’s brutality. Under such circumstances, slaves required no prompting from outside.” The Fugitive Slave Act was enacted in 1793 due to the increased amount of slaves that escaped....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Compromise of 1850]

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The Underground Railroad Of The United States

- The Underground Railroad was a systematized secret organization that gave freedom to many slaves during slavery, it helped slaves escape the northern states. The United States was a country divided. Slavery was a main event in American history. Philadelphia was the first place in the United States to produce the human synergy that made the Underground railroad an abolitionism work. The Quakers were the first organized group in the United States to collectively oppose Slavery which led to a free black population and successfully made the Underground railroad successful....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, Abolitionism]

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