Underground Railroad Pathfinder

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    Underground Railroad

    Neither a railroad nor underground, this was an informal system to help escaped slaves gain their freedom. It operated during the mid 1800's in the United States and helped escaped slaves get to either the northern states where slavery was illegal or to Canada. Many thousands of slaves escaped to freedom using the "Underground Railroad".

    Dewey Decimal Call Numbers

    • 306.3
    • 326
    • 973.7
    • biography section under last name of person

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    Keywords for searching the Catalog/OPAC

    • Abolitionists
    • Anti-slavery movements
    • Fugitive slaves
    • Slaves
    • Slavery
    • Underground railroad
    • names of people involved, such as Harriet Tubman

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    Last revised: 6/21/11

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