The Search for the Underground Railroad in Upstate New York by Tom CalarcoThe Search for the Underground Railroad in Upstate New York by Tom Calarco

The Search for the Underground Railroad in Upstate New York

byTom Calarco

Paperback | June 3, 2014

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Because of its clandestine nature, much of the history of the Underground Railroad remains shrouded in secrecy--so much so that some historians have even doubted its importance. After decades of research, Tom Calarco recounts his experiences compiling evidence to give credence to the legend's oral history in upstate New York. As the Civil War loomed and politicians from the North and South debated the fate of slavery, brave New Yorkers risked their lives to help fugitive slaves escape bondage. Whites and blacks alike worked together on the Underground Railroad, using ingenious methods of communication and tactics to stay ahead of the slave master and bounty hunter. Especially after the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act, conscientious residents doubled their efforts to help runaways reach Canada. Join Calarco on this journey of discovery of one of the noblest endeavors in American history.
Title:The Search for the Underground Railroad in Upstate New YorkFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.31 inPublished:June 3, 2014Publisher:Arcadia PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1626194203

ISBN - 13:9781626194205

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