CONTENTS Chronology of Events vii Introduction The Underground Railroad: Legend and Reality 1 Chapter 1. Resisting Ol’ Massa: Modes of Slave Defi ance 9 Chapter 2. Following the Drinking Gourd: Fleeing Servitude 29 Chapter 3. Riding the Liberty Line: Underground Railroad Routes 53 Chapter 4. Laying the Track above Ground: Overt Defi ance and Rescues 77 Chapter 5. Crossing into Canaan: The Underground Railroad’s Canadian Terminus 99 Conclusion The End of the Line 121 Biographies: Personalities of the Underground Railroad 125 Appendix: Primary Documents of the Underground Railroad 159 Annotated Bibliography 207 Index 217
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