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The Underground Railroad

Summary: The Underground Railroad, an informal network of houses, passageways, and people who helped slaves escape north to Canada, helped move 100,000 people safely between 1810 and 1850. Working undiscovered for years and evolving constantly during that time, the complex railroad involved many famous Americans, including Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass. Some of the nation's greatest humanitarians took part in this endeavor, whether through financing the expeditions or through personally guiding the fugitives to safety.
Slavery was prominent prior to the civil war, and escape was nearly impossible unless you became a passenger of the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad was an informal network houses, passageways, and people who helped slaves escape north to Canada. The Underground Railroad was an important part of history involving many famous Americans.

The Underground Railroad wasn't an actual railroad; it was named for the popularity of travel by rail. It was an informal operation, with isolated cases of help as early as the seventeen hundreds. Although, it was effective early on, it wasn't dubbed the Underground Railroad until around 1831. It was never run by one particular person but by masses of humanitarians, black and white alike. In order for the Underground Railroad to continue unhampered they adopted train related terminology; for example places were fugitives would rest were stations, people who contributed finically were stockholders, and a...

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