If you are looking to learn more about the terrible institution of slavery in the United States, this is your book. The book not only covers The Underground Railroad, but also events surrounding it. It discusses how the Fugitive Slave Law affected folks views on slavery in the north and south. It highlights the many brave souls, black and white, who helped form The Underground Railroad and be successful, to save African Americans from what many in the south called the "peculiar institution".

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