Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad

By: Foner, Eric

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1st printing. An exceptional copy. 2016 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. A deeply entrenched institution, slavery lived on legally and commercially even in the northern states that had abolished it after the American Revolution. Slaves could be found in the streets of New York well after abolition, traveling with owners doing business with the city's major banks, merchants, and manufacturers. New York was also home to the North’s largest free black community, making it a magnet for fugitive slaves seeking refuge. Slave catchers and gangs of kidnappers roamed the city, seizing free blacks, often children, and sending them south to slavery.

Title: Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad

Author: Foner, Eric

Categories: 19th Century,

Edition: 1st Printing

Publisher: Norton: 2016

ISBN Number: 0393352196

ISBN Number 13: 9780393352191

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2292460

Keywords: AMERICAN HISTORY SLAVERY ABOLITION,