An Introduction

Online Course: An Introduction

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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

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