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Stein, R. Conrad.
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow, 2008
IL 5-8, RL 6.9
ISBN 0766027996
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The United States has elected its first African American president.  That is so exciting. But in the 1860s, that certainly would not have been possible.  African Americans were held as slaves.  They had little chance of ever becoming free let alone elected president.  Many of these people longed for their freedom and would risk much to secure it.  Many fled their owners via the Underground Railroad.  This wasn't really a railroad but a series of safe houses and brave citizens who led the slaves to freedom.
SUBJECTS:     Underground -- Railroad.
                        Fugitive slaves -- History.
                        Antislavery movements -- History.
                       Abolitionists -- History.
                       Slavery -- History.

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