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Civil War Quilts: Railroad by Becky Brown. Railroad can symbolize the end of the Underground Railroad, a change in the strategy of escape from slavery.

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[photo collage] Images of Frederick Douglas, Harriett Tubman, Garrett Smith, The Liberator newspaper, door of Whitehouse Farm, and an auction sign from Library of Congress photograph

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Simulations are awesome! You are a slave. You belong to a farmer who owns a tobacco plantation on the eastern shore of Maryland. Six long days a week you tend his field. But not for much longer . . .

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Underground Railroad American Civil War Beginning in the early nineteenth century, a movement called the Underground Railroad helped enslaved people flee the South.

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The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th-century black slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists and allies who were sympathetic to their cause.[2] The term is also applied to the abolitionists, both black and white, free and enslaved, who aided the fugitives.[3] Various other routes led to Mexico or overseas.[

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