The Underground Railroad and the Struggle Against Slavery

  title={The Underground Railroad and the Struggle Against Slavery},
  author={Richard J. M. Blackett},
  journal={History Workshop Journal},
  pages={275 - 286}
  • R. Blackett
  • Published 1 October 2014
  • History
  • History Workshop Journal
��� We know people, Haitian mothers used to say, by their stories. There is no doubt these stories tend to fade over time. The trick for the teller is to find ways to remember. How to remember is one of the major problems confronting historians keen not just to understand the workings of the Underground Railroad (UGRR), but to reconnect with the enslaved who risked life and limb, who decided to leave the places and the people they knew for an unknown future in unknown places. The act of leaving… 
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