Kim M-M's Reviews > Bound for Canaan: The Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America

Bound for Canaan by Fergus M. Bordewich
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Oct 25, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: non-fiction, historical, north-american
read count: 1

I give this an excellent for ease of reading. Fergus unfolds history like an epic story, which is all the better because it was true. Harriet emerges a heroine, and many others who found the courage to fight the system.
This is what history books should read like. Moving and expertly told, you get an immediate sense of what challenges the underground railroad was up against, and find yourself rooting fervently for the slaves bound for freedom.
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