Civil War Series
About the Project
Lecture 1, An Introduction, defines the Underground Railroad; it discusses how it received its name, including the railroad terminology that emerged to label it in the 1830s.
In addition, the lecture discusses why the Underground Railroad is popular within the memory and mythology of U.S. history.
The Underground Railroad Course Modules
Slavery and Resistance
Routes and Directions
Activists, Laws and Politics
Activists in the Midwest
Activists in the East
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This program was funded by the U.S. Department of Education Underground Railroad Educational and Cultural Program.