Slavery: The Underground Railroad

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The Underground Railroad was started to help in-slaved blacks to escape from their slave holder. It was a very intricate operation. The operation included various escape routes, different ways to travel, and different areas to escape to. The Underground Railroad got its name because everything that took place in the organization ha to be done in secrecy. It was never underground or a railroad just a name made up for the purpose of it. The idea of there being an organization like the "Underground Railroad" out there metaling with the institution of slavery made white southerners mad, leading to the demands that the Fugitive Slave Laws be made stronger in the 1840's ("Harriet Tubman"). All of the routes used in the Underground Railroad covered