Civil War

Online Course: Civil War

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Lecture 10, Civil War, marks the end of the Underground Railroad. The Civil War changed the Underground Railroad. As Union armies advanced, slaves ran away in ever larger number, becoming a major problem for masters, the Confederate government, and even the Lincoln administration, which eventually defined them as contraband of war.

The end of the war brought the demise of slavery and the Underground Railroad. This lecture will explore that process.

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