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Underground railway in the City of New York.

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds

Underground railway in the City of New York.

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds

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Published by [s.n.] in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Railroads,
  • Subways,
  • New York (N.Y.)

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesNew York and Jersey Railroad to construct underground railway in New York City
    SeriesH.rp.3841
    The Physical Object
    FormatElectronic resource
    Pagination1 p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16066681M

    Financial District Description. New York City Underground Railroad Tour is located in the Financial District neighborhood of Manhattan. The financial hub of the United States, the seat of New York City government, and home to some of New York's oldest buildings, the Financial District has an illustrious history. 17th century settlers began building here, and given the .   The Underground Railroad: Book Review by Dinh. Synopsis: Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood—where even greater pain awaits.

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    The story of the Underground Railroad is intimately tied to New York's canals. Many African Americans used the Erie, Champlain, Oswego, and Cayuga-Seneca Canals as routes for escaping from slavery. For some, the canals became pathways to freedom in Canada. Other African Americans settled in canal towns. Underground railway (6) SUBWAY: Underground passage (6) Pedestrian tunnel (6) American tube (6) New York's rail transport system (6) Underground transportation (6) Synonyms, crossword answers and other related words for UNDERGROUND RAILWAY [subway].


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There are two such stretches, both along the IRT Seventh Avenue line. New York City was a hotbed of social activism in the 19th century; it hosted a major segment of the Underground Railroad and was a major rallying point for prominent abolitionists of the day.

As historian Eric Foner details in his book, Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad, New York was an important station for those passing through on their way to n anda relatively few New Yorkers, black and white, assisted more than 3, fugitive slaves escape bondage.

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The slave and runaway experiences brought to life will foster empathy and deepen understanding of how the "peculiar institution" affected individuals and an emerging nation.4/5.

Geography and politics conspired to make New York State a key link in the Underground often romanticized, particularly concerning the role of Caucasians in its operation, there is no doubt that many fugitives from slavery followed the Underground Railroad on their way to freedom in Canada, or to destinations in safe proximity to the Canadian border.

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