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Definition: Organization to take slaves to freedom in the North. "Conductors" included Harriet Tubman and many Quakers, who believed that slavery was evil and must be opposed. From 1830 to 1860, the Underground Railroad transported more than 50,000 people to safety.

Related Resources:
The Underground Railroad: Cloaked Gateway to Freedom
The Underground Railroad is a catch-all term that refers to any of a large number of methods that American slaves and those sympathetic to them used to help those enslaved in their flights to freedom before and during the American Civil War.

The Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad was a series of safe houses and "conductors" who helped slaves escape from slavery to the North or to abolitionists in the South. These links tell you more about this famous "railroad."

The Civil War
The Civil War was one of the most devastating events in American History. Read about the causes, see the heroes, and share the horror. Start here.

Elsewhere on the Web:
National Geographic: The Underground Railroad
Fabulous site puts you on the "trains," from the great folks at National Geographic.

History and Geography of the Underground Railroad
Just what it sounds like, with loads of great details.

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