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The Civil Disobedience of Harriet Tubam

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Lauren Brown

on 31 October 2012

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Transcript of The Civil Disobedience of Harriet Tubam

The Underground Railroad Civil Disobedience of... Conductors Led people to the infamous civil disobedience movement: the Underground Railroad. The underground railroad was a big movement that helped slaves escape to freedom. They went from the South to the North, with the help of Harriet Tubman. This is important, because this strongly influenced the Civil War. The decrease of slaves in the south caused the government to turn to the north, putting out a Fugitive Slave Law: that would fine or jail people who are found helping slaves escape, mostly referring to the North. significance How It All Began... - The Underground Railroad was not underground or a railroad but rather a collection of houses and buildings that helped runaway slaves escape. -Whites and blacks worked together with trust and secrecy. The Underground Railroad, a vast network of people who helped fugitive slaves escape to the North and Canda. The Journey The main goal was to make it to Canada. Even the northern part of America was risky for slaves. Fugitive Slave act going on in America it was hard to be a runway in America trying to live in the north.

Within 40 year the south had lost over 10,000 slaves. Due to the Underground Railroad.

Some of the time slaves would have to make the first move all by their selves. The first move was to escape from the slaveholder. After that the conductor would be waiting for them in the woods. Soon after they would run, walk, or, jog 10 to 20 miles to the next station. Where they would rest eat and hide out until they had to leave. While waiting a message would be sent to another conductor. Who would be ready to move forward with the plan. Harriet Tubman wasn’t the only conductor for the trains.There was also Ezekial Thompson and William Whipper. "The fuel to the train of the Underground Railroad was D.I.S.E.L. Desire, ingenuity, endurance, salvation, energy, and longing."
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