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Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad

Gateway to Freedom:  The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad

by Eric Foner,
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, February 22, 2015

In 1855, James Miller McKim, a correspondent for the National Anti-Slavery Standard, expressed the hope that long after the extinction of slavery, the courageous and compassionate acts of the Americans who helped fugitive slaves escape would become “the themes of the popular literature of this nation.”

 

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