The Underground Railroad In Uncle Tom's Cabin

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The Underground Railroad was a passageway for slaves to escape from their owners approximately from 1780 to 1862. One of the causes of the Civil War was The Underground Railroad. In fact, it wasn’t a railroad or underground. It wasn't run by a person or an organization. Levi Coffin along with Catherine, his wife, helped over 3,000 of the slaves that escaped. Levi and Catherine were Quakers. It is estimated that about 6,000 slaves were freed. In Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, through contacts with The Underground Railroad in Cincinnati, Ohio she had gained firsthand knowledge. The Underground Railroad got its name because the activities had to be carried out in secret. It had many routes that extended throughout 14
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