Submitted by dana59 on Thu, 2005-03-03 09:56. American History
The Underground Railroad was neither "underground" nor a "railroad," but was a loose network of aid and assistance to fugitives from bondage. Perhaps as many as 100,000 enslaved persons may have escaped in the years between the American Revolution and the Civil War. Their escape routes took them south to Mexico and north to Canada, helped along the way by ardent abolitionists, churches, and everyday individuals.
This Earthcomber group is intended to document significant places from the Underground Railroad, and also to share stories and other information. Feel free to post comments on any of the spots listed, and please -- contribute more spots! Over time, we hope that this group becomes a significant resource for those who are interested in this fascinating chapter of American history.
Group Map: Click a location's icon to see its details. Click anywhere on the map to add a new marker from
which you can create a new location (map will re-center). Click and drag
map to scroll around. |
Listing 10 most recent of 73 total locations.
|No discussion topics yet in this group.|