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Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of America's Fugitive Slaves
When slavery was a routine part of life in America's South, a secret network of activists and escape routes enabled slaves to make their way to freedom in what is now Canada. The 'underground railroad' has become part of folklore, but one part of the story is only now coming to light. In New York, a city whose banks, business and politics were deeply enmeshed in the slave economy, three men played a remarkable part, at huge personal risk.
ISBN 13: 9780198737902 | ISBN 10: 0198737904
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