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Underground Railroad (Handbook (United States. National Park Service. Division of Publications), 156.)

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Published by National Park Service .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • United States,
  • Slavery,
  • History - General History,
  • History - U.S.,
  • United States - Civil War,
  • History: American,
  • United States - 19th Century,
  • Underground railroad,
  • Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General,
  • Social Science / African-American Studies,
  • History,
  • Fugitive slaves

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages88
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8320463M
ISBN 100912627646
ISBN 109780912627649

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