Underground Railroad Research Paper

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History and Literary Thinking
Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad was located in the American South. A system created to free slaves in the American South, but it was not actually a railroad or underground it was a secret pathway that slaves took to escape from their master. This pathway that the runaway slave took was very secret. They would know when to go out to the railroad because of the songs that they sung. The Underground Railroad not only helped black slaves but also poor white slaves (Snodgrass). Some of the most important people, who helped with the Underground Railroad, risked their lives to free black and white slaves from slavery because they had experienced slavery themselves and understood the value of freedom.
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She had helped more people like her sisters and brothers but not all of them and she freed her parents to. During the civil war Harriet Tubman also helped out by being a nurse for the wounded soldiers in the civil war and for the runaway slaves in the Underground Railroad. In 1870, Tubman remarried to Nelson Davis, who she had first met at an army base in North Carolina. They were both happy and married until Davis’ death; they had been married for eighteen years. In 1896 Tubman purchased a piece of land that she used to build a home for sick and needy blacks. In 1913, on March 10, Harriet died from pneumonia at the age of ninety-two. She was not afraid to fight for the rights and wellbeing of African Americans. In 1897, her bravery inspired Queen Victoria to award her a silver medal (Sahlman). She was, still is, and will always be a famous conductor of the Underground Railroad. She will also always be known for the nickname that people called her, which was, “ The Moses of her People.”
Sojourner Truth was a famous “conductor” of the Underground Railroad. Truth was born with the name, Isabella Baumfree. Sojourner Truth was also born as a black slave in 1797 in Dutch settlement in New York. While Truth was traveling through out New England and the Midwest she became mostly known