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Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad
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Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad

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By Eric Foner. The dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom. A deeply entrenched institution, slavery lived on legally and commercially even in the northern states that had abolished it after the American Revolution. Slaves could be found in the streets of New York well after abolition, traveling with owners doing business with the city's major banks, merchants, and manufacturers. New York was also home to the North’s largest free black community, making it a magnet for fugitive slaves seeking refuge. Slave catchers and gangs of kidnappers roamed the city, seizing free blacks, often children, and sending them south to slavery.

Networks of antislavery resistance, centered on New York City, became known as the underground railroad. Forced to operate in secrecy by hostile laws, courts, and politicians, the city’s underground-railroad agents helped thousands reach freedom between 1830 and 1860. Until now, their stories have remained largely unknown. Building on fresh evidence—including a detailed record of slave escapes secretly kept by Sydney Howard Gay, one of the key organizers in New York—Foner elevates the underground railroad from folklore to sweeping history. W. W. Norton & Company (2015), English, Hardcover: 320 pages.

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