The Liberty Line: The Legend of the Underground Railroad

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" The underground railroad -- with its mysterious signals, secret depots, abolitionist heroes, and slave-hunting villains -- has become part of American mythology. But legend has distorted much of this history. Larry Gara shows how pre-Civil War partisan propanda, postwar remininscences by fame-hungry abolitionists, and oral tradition helped foster the popular belief that a powerful secret organization spirited floods of slaves away from the South. In contrast to much popular belief, however, the slaves themselves had ...

The Liberty Line: The Legend of the Underground Railroad 1996, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington

ISBN-13: 9780813108643

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