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South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to the Civil War

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South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to the Civil War - Baumgartner, Alice L
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"The Underground Railroad to the North was salvation for many US slaves before the Civil War. But during the same decades, thousands of people in the south-central United States escaped slavery not by heading north but by crossing the southern border into Mexico. In South to Freedom historian Alice Baumgartner tells the story of Mexico's rise as an antislavery republic and a promised land for enslaved people in North America. She describes how Mexico's abolition of slavery challenged US institutions and helped to set the ...

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South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to the Civil War 2020, Basic Books

ISBN-13: 9781541617780

Hardcover