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059 Eric Foner, Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad

Ben Franklin's World

Dec 8 2015 • 42 mins


Between the 1830s and 1860s, a clandestine communications and transportation network called the “Underground Railroad” helped thousands of slaves escape to freedom.

Today, we will investigate and explore this secret network with Eric Foner, a Pulitzer Prize winning historian and author of Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad.

Show Notes: http://www.benfranklinsworld.com/059

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