The Declaration of Independence and Its Legacy "When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
Resource Bank Contents The Underground Railroad, a vast network of people who helped fugitive slaves escape to the North and to Canada, was not run by any single organization or person. Rather, it consisted of many individuals -- many whites but predominently black -- who knew only of the local efforts to aid fugitives and not of the overall operation.
Still, it effectively moved hundreds of slaves northward each year -- according to one estimate, the South lostslaves between and An organized system to assist runaway slaves seems to have begun towards the end of the 18th century.
In George Washington complained about how one of his runaway slaves was helped by a "society of Quakers, formed for such purposes. The system even used terms used in railroading: For the slave, running away to the North was anything but easy.
The first step was to escape from the slaveholder. For many slaves, this meant relying on his or her own resources. Sometimes a "conductor," posing as a slave, would enter a plantation and then guide the runaways northward.
The fugitives would move at night. They would generally travel between 10 and 20 miles to the next station, where they would rest and eat, hiding in barns and other out-of-the-way places.
While they waited, a message would be sent to the next station to alert its stationmaster. The fugitives would also travel by train and boat -- conveyances that sometimes had to be paid for.
Money was also needed to improve the appearance of the runaways -- a black man, woman, or child in tattered clothes would invariably attract suspicious eyes.
This money was donated by individuals and also raised by various groups, including vigilance committees. Vigilance committees sprang up in the larger towns and cities of the North, most prominently in New York, Philadelphia, and Boston.
In addition to soliciting money, the organizations provided food, lodging and money, and helped the fugitives settle into a community by helping them find jobs and providing letters of recommendation. The Underground Railroad had many notable participants, including John Fairfield in Ohio, the son of a slaveholding family, who made many daring rescues, Levi Coffin, a Quaker who assisted more than 3, slaves, and Harriet Tubman, who made 19 trips into the South and escorted over slaves to freedom.The Underground Railroad was the inspiration for a faction in Fallout 4, the Railroad, consisting of safehouses for synthetic humanoids who escaped another faction known as the Institute.
The Underground Railroad is a novel by Colson Whitehead. National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. Fugitive Accounts We are currently collecting the stories of fugitive slaves who escaped their masters in Virginia.
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The Underground Railroad, Slavery and Abolition Fall Prof. Spencer Crew Email: [email protected] Office: East Building room B You do not need to have previous knowledge about the Underground Railroad or slavery for this course. You will gain that knowledge in the course of the semester.
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