Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom - Chapter 8, Trouble in Canaan Summary & Analysis

Catherine Clinton
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Chapter 8, Trouble in Canaan Summary

In the years leading to the Civil War, the tensions between slavery and the anti-slavery movement, as well as the North and South, grew. The Kansas-Nebraska Act created political upheaval as Congress and the nation debated its impact on the country.

Harriet continued her raids into the South, helping slaves escape. Members of the Abolition movement helped fund her raids. In 1856, she helped her parents to the North. Although both had attained freedom, the journey was one of Harriet's most dangerous. Her father had been sheltering fugitives on their way north, and he had attracted the attention of those who supported slavery. Harriet knew that if he were caught, there would be little she could do to protect him. She obtained a rig for her parents to travel in with her as they made their way to Wilmington. Once there, she...

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