Summary

• Provides a comprehensive overview of the geographic operation of the Underground Railroad, encompassing every region in the United States and Canada where assistance was given to fugitive slaves

• Explores a key curricular area from a new angle, using the most recent, cutting-edge research to ascertain why these sites were used and how plans were carried out

• Offers detailed accounts of individual Underground Railroad stations (towns, states, homes, sites, waterways, and routes) ranging from the home of Frederick Douglass to Niagara Falls

• Ties into National Standards for U.S. History, Era 4: Civil War and Reconstruction