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Bound for Canaan : the underground railroad and the war for the soul of America

Author: Fergus M Bordewich
Publisher: New York : Amistad, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A history of the Underground Railroad as the movement reflected America's moral complexities and political divisiveness offers insight into the role played by the nation's westward expansion, the spiritual beliefs that motivated each side of the conflict, and the efforts of black and white citizens to save tens of thousands of lives.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fergus M Bordewich
ISBN: 0060524308 9780060524302
OCLC Number: 55596641
Description: xv, 540 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Beginnings: 1800 to 1830. --
An evil without remedy --
The fate of millions unborn --
A gadfly in Philadelphia --
The hand of God in North Carolina --
The spreading stain --
pt. 2. Connections: The 1830s. --
Free as sure as the Devil --
Fanatics, disorganizers, and disturbers of the peace --
The grandest revolution the world has ever seen --
A whole-souled man --
pt. 3. Confrontation: The 1840s. --
Across the Ohio --
The car of freedom --
Our watchword is ONWARD --
The saltwater underground --
pt. 4. Victory: The 1850s. --
A disease of the body politic --
Do we call this the land of the free? --
General Tubman --
Laboratories of freedom --
The last train.
Responsibility: Fergus M. Bordewich.
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A history of the Underground Railroad as the movement reflected America's moral complexities and political divisiveness offers insight into the role played by the nation's westward expansion, the spiritual beliefs that motivated each side of the conflict, and the efforts of black and white citizens to save tens of thousands of lives.

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