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- Antebellum North Carolina
- Primary sources and readings explore North Carolina in the antebellum period (1830–1860). Topics include slavery, daily life, agriculture, industry, technology, and the arts, as well as the events leading to secession and civil war.
- Format: book (multiple pages)
- Levi Coffin and the Underground Railroad
- In Antebellum North Carolina, page 1.5
- A brief history of the Underground Railroad, an informal connection of people and homes across the United States that helped fugitive slaves reach safety in the North and elsewhere. Includes a discussion of the role of North Carolina native Levi Coffin.
- Format: book
- By L. Maren Wood.
- The Underground Railroad
- The Underground Railroad, painted by Charles T. Webber for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, celebrates abolitionists' efforts to end slavery. It depicts Levi Coffin, his wife Catharine, and Hannah Haddock, all friends of the artist, leading...
- Format: image/painting
- Underground Railroad routes
- Format: image/map
Resources on the web
- John Brown's Holy War
- Interactive maps, audio clips, transcripts of primary sources, and virtual reality tours complement this site that details the history of John Brown and his violent crusade against slavery. (Learn more)
- Format: website/general
- Provided by: PBS
- Pathways to Freedom: Maryland and the Underground Railroad
- A visually stunning website that explains slavery and the workings of the Underground Railroad through a variety of engaging activities (send a secret message through a quilt block!), great information, interactive maps and timelines, and more. Learning and... (Learn more)
- Format: website/activity
- Provided by: Thinkport