Preservationists say they have identified the home of famed black abolitionist William Still, who offered refuge to hundreds of freedom seekers.
Slaves in the US famously took the underground railroad north into free states and Canada, but a similar path existed to the south into Mexico.
SOURCE: The New Yorker
by Kathryn Schulz
Hardly anyone used it, but it provides us with moral comfort—and white heroes.
by Roy E. Finkenbine
What’s wrong with that? Too often glitz trumps historical fact.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
by Adam Goodheart
Eric Foner explores how it really worked.
by Robin Lindley
Renowned American historian Eric Foner demystifies and clarifies the story of the Underground Railroad in his new book "Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad."
The Columbia professor debunks the debunker who claimed that the Underground Railroad was largely fictional
In January Foner’s latest book will be published: “Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad.”
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