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Underground Railroad in New York and New Jersey (The Underground Railroad)

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Maps of the major escape routes Identifies houses and sites where slaves found refuge Chapter on Canada discusses the final destination

Tells the story of the network that guided escaped slaves to freedom, its operation, its important figures, and its specific history in New York and New Jersey. Pinpoints major routes in the states, with maps and information for locating

Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 26th 2006 by Stackpole Books
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Feb 06, 2012 rated it liked it
Having written about the Underground Railroad for a middle-school term paper, I was interested to see a book detailing the NY/NJ area. In short, the book gives a good survey of the routes in the area, the various people specifically involved in shuttling slaves north, and also the aftermath; that is, why the slaves who so diligently headed for Canada ended up returning to the U.S. after freedom. I had picked up the book hoping to see in more detail how the Underground Railroad affected certain a ...more
Linda Lombri
Jun 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Very informative and eye opening. It is remarkable how many people took their lives into their hands to help freedom seekers achieve their goal of freedom and life. This book was well researched documented and written. My only wish is that the book could cover some of the lesser known stations in northern New Jersey. From the research I did for my novel, there were many more stations and depot in Essex County, especially in the areas of Newark that are not Bloomfield, Montclair and surrounding t ...more
Laura Cushing
Aug 06, 2013 rated it liked it
Nice overview of the operation of the Underground Railroad in New Jersey and New York. A lot of places in my area were mentioned - but there wasn't much specific information given about particular stations. I would've liked there to have been more info so that I would've been able to see some of the historic sites in question, or do my own research - in most cases just a town name is given; occasionally along with a person's name. Not much to go on.

Still a fairly good read about an important par
Michael Bradham
Aug 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Surprised by the intricacy of the underground network. With pictures of the paths taken, and letters written at the time, this book provided me profound insight. Thank you.
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