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[BOOKS] ✭ Gateway to Freedom Author Eric Foner – 12th-century.co More than any other scholar Eric Foner has influenced our understanding of America's history Now making brilliant use of extraordinary evidence the Pulitzer Prize–winning historian once again reconfMore than any other scholar Eric Foner has influenced our understanding of America's history Now making brilliant use of extraordinary evidence the Pulitzer Prize–winning historian once again reconfigures the national saga of American slavery and freedomA deeply entrenched institution slavery lived on legally and commercially even in the northern states that had abolished it after the American Revolution Slaves could be found in the streets of New York well after abolition traveling with owners doing business with the city's major banks merchants and manufacturers New York was also home to the North’s largest free black community making it a magnet for fugitive slaves seeking refuge Slave catchers and gangs of kidnap.

Pers roamed the city seizing free blacks often children and sending them south to slaveryTo protect fugitives and fight kidnappings the city's free blacks worked with white abolitionists to organize the New York Vigilance Committee in 1835 In the 1840s vigilance committees proliferated throughout the North and began collaborating to dispatch fugitive slaves from the upper South Washington and Balti through Philadelphia and New York to Albany Syracuse and Canada These networks of antislavery resistance centered on New York City became known as the underground railroad Forced to operate in secrecy by hostile laws courts and politicians the city’s underground railroad agents helped than 3000 fugitive slaves reach freedom.

gateway pdf freedom ebok Gateway to book Gateway to Freedom PDF/EPUBPers roamed the city seizing free blacks often children and sending them south to slaveryTo protect fugitives and fight kidnappings the city's free blacks worked with white abolitionists to organize the New York Vigilance Committee in 1835 In the 1840s vigilance committees proliferated throughout the North and began collaborating to dispatch fugitive slaves from the upper South Washington and Balti through Philadelphia and New York to Albany Syracuse and Canada These networks of antislavery resistance centered on New York City became known as the underground railroad Forced to operate in secrecy by hostile laws courts and politicians the city’s underground railroad agents helped than 3000 fugitive slaves reach freedom.

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PDF Gateway to Freedom MOBI ß Gateway to Epub / ↠ 12th century.co Eric Foner is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University where he earned his BA and PhD In his teaching and scholarship Foner focuses on the Civil War and Reconstruction slavery and nineteenth century America His Reconstruction America’s Unfinished Revolution 1863–1877 won the Bancroft Parkman and Los Angeles Times Book prizes and remains the standard history of the p

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  1. Chrissie Chrissie says:

    PDF Gateway to Freedom MOBI ß Gateway to Epub / ↠ 12th century.co gateway pdf, freedom ebok, Gateway to book, Gateway to Freedom PDF/EPUBI have no doubt that extensive research lies behind this book I do not doubt its accuracy It is filled with details about the growth of antislavery organizations but as the book clearly states the Underground Railroad was in reality an umbrella association of independent sometimes competing groups which very much relied on the efforts of single individuals It was not controlled from the top The book focuses upon the antislavery proponents that lived in Ne


  2. WILLIAM2 WILLIAM2 says:

    PDF Gateway to Freedom MOBI ß Gateway to Epub / ↠ 12th century.co gateway pdf, freedom ebok, Gateway to book, Gateway to Freedom PDF/EPUBGreat stories of heroic black Americans escaping slavery and the noble whites who helped them Reading the book is heartening It’s an astonishing tale meticulously pieced together from disparate sources Author Foner came across the papers of Sidney Howard Gay Corresponding Secretary at the American Anti Slavery Society of New York which detail specifics of the many runaways the Society aided This view from New York City forms the core of the tale which is supplemented by heretofore obscure abolitionist newspapers and such Admittedly the narrative is thin in places But then you get to the escape of Henry “Box” Brown an industrious “slave” who cleverly had himself boxed up in North Carolina and shipped to the Society’s offices in NY in 27 hours When he was uncrated he emerged singing a hymn of praise so exhilarated was he with his newfound freedom There’s discussion too of the “slave” Margaret Morgan who without objection from her “owner” crossed the


  3. Hannah Hannah says:

    PDF Gateway to Freedom MOBI ß Gateway to Epub / ↠ 12th century.co gateway pdf, freedom ebok, Gateway to book, Gateway to Freedom PDF/EPUB25 Stars Okay bookI’m sad to say that this book was a major disappointment It’s well written and full of facts with the sources to back them up that I have zero doubt are historically accurate However I felt that this book was just that facts with very little insight and appropriate analysis Also it’s uite dryThis book is” a study of fugitive slaves and the Underground Railroad in New York City” p 7I definitely did not get that from the title which mentions nothing about NYC However you shouldn’t necessarily judge a book solely by its title Then again Foner’s point is that the Underground Railroad in NYC is an area that’s often ignored in study so it does make sense is you know what the books about You probably should know what a book’s about before you read it I mean you don’t want to waste your timeOne aspect I do appreciate is that Foner notates the North’s history of slavery and racism before and during s


  4. Christine Christine says:

    PDF Gateway to Freedom MOBI ß Gateway to Epub / ↠ 12th century.co gateway pdf, freedom ebok, Gateway to book, Gateway to Freedom PDF/EPUBAt times I was frustrated with the weight given to NYC and for a while it almost seems like too much background material Yet after finishing this book I understand and know than simply Harriet Tubman Rich in information


  5. Peter (Pete) Mcloughlin Peter (Pete) Mcloughlin says:

    PDF Gateway to Freedom MOBI ß Gateway to Epub / ↠ 12th century.co gateway pdf, freedom ebok, Gateway to book, Gateway to Freedom PDF/EPUBA time of ultimate polarization over the ultimate wedge issue I am a bit partisan in my politics and my world view can often have good guys and bad guys weighing heavily in it The Issue of Slavery which is not debatable today was a sectional hot button issue once There were two contending sides and history now judges rightly one side on the side of angels and other with a sulfurous tinge to it Abolitionists who were filled with justified anger form an underground railroad a network with a huge amount of organization from free African Americans philanthropists Journalists religious leaders radicals formed to bring slaves up a north and later to Canada and focus a spotlight on Slavery and make it a national issue The I read about this movement that was very controversial at the


  6. Mark Mark says:

    PDF Gateway to Freedom MOBI ß Gateway to Epub / ↠ 12th century.co gateway pdf, freedom ebok, Gateway to book, Gateway to Freedom PDF/EPUBInteresting but not uite what I thought I thought this would be about the composition of the Underground Railroad how it was set up and then the use of the UGRR to free Blacks from the South However the book spent a great amount of time on the laws which established the rights of Slave Holders to recovery their property and the impact on individuals who were trying to freeprotect fugitive or slaves already free The book also spent a great deal of time explaining the difference between the abolitionists and th


  7. Marla Marla says:

    PDF Gateway to Freedom MOBI ß Gateway to Epub / ↠ 12th century.co gateway pdf, freedom ebok, Gateway to book, Gateway to Freedom PDF/EPUBI found this a very interesting story I learned a lot Great as an audiobook


  8. Jill Jill says:

    PDF Gateway to Freedom MOBI ß Gateway to Epub / ↠ 12th century.co gateway pdf, freedom ebok, Gateway to book, Gateway to Freedom PDF/EPUBOnce again the eminent historian Eric Foner has written a fascinating and important history that helps set the record straight about the period in America before during and after the Civil War While this book focuses on the escape of runaway slaves and especially the support andor obstacles they encountered in New York City he places his study within the wider context of American politics at the timeNew York was an important and active center of underground railroad activity When William Seward was governor the state enacted several “person


  9. Nancy Regan Nancy Regan says:

    PDF Gateway to Freedom MOBI ß Gateway to Epub / ↠ 12th century.co gateway pdf, freedom ebok, Gateway to book, Gateway to Freedom PDF/EPUBImpeccably academic slightly dry but pleasantly readable Gateway's scope is smaller than the title suggests Foner's focus is on New York City's anti slavery movement and touches on Pennsylvania upstate New York and New England only to the extent that they interact with the NYC movements And since he sticks to documentary evidence much of which was destroyed after the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 made aiding fugitives even riskier the book is short on experiences of actual passengers But the politics of anti slavery are well addressed and eye opening for me There were bitter arguments over whether relocation of former slaves to Africa should be pro


  10. Emilie Burack Emilie Burack says:

    PDF Gateway to Freedom MOBI ß Gateway to Epub / ↠ 12th century.co gateway pdf, freedom ebok, Gateway to book, Gateway to Freedom PDF/EPUBCouldn't put it down A refreshing new look at NYC's role in the underground railroad and the brave selfless people who risked everything to help thousands escape to freedom Also a great reminder of how the Fugitive Slave Law and other pro slavery legislation terrorized both free and fugitive African Americans of the time Foner's use of Sydney Howard Gay's meticulous records of fugitives gives readers a very cool look at human light shining


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