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6 Stops on the Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad was a network of people who hid fugitives from slavery in their homes during the day and moved them north by night to free states, Canada or England. New England was a natural destination for refugees because ...

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Boston Gentlemen Riot for Slavery

A meeting of four dozen women and a British abolitionist inspired thousands who considered themselves gentlemen to riot and drag a magazine publisher through the streets of Boston. In 1835, 147 riots broke out in U.S. cities, with the most ...

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