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The real underground railroad

(Library of Congress)
By Francie Latour
September 26, 2010

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You are a runaway slave in antebellum America. Your name, age, height, and defining characteristics — whipping scars or redbone skin, jutting tooth or missing toes — have been circulated in a newspaper ad that offers $150 for your return. You’ve crossed the treacherous border states and, so far, eluded slave catchers. But you can feel their breath ... (Full article: 442 words)

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