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Voices of the Civil War Episode 0004 Resistance to Slavery

In Voices of the Civil War, Episode 4, Resistance to Slavery, we look at the rise of slave resistance and the use of the Underground Railroad. Abolitionists like Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass use the Underground Railroad to actively resist slavery by helping slaves find freedom in the North. Authors like Theodore Dwight Weld and Harriett Beecher Stowe fought slavery by publishing its horrors worldwide. At the beginning of the Civil War the use of the Underground Railroad declines as freedom seekers begin a much bigger fight.

Image Credit: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-USZ62-28860]

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This program was funded by the U.S. Department of Education Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural Program.