The Resource Gateway to freedom : the hidden history of the Underground Railroad, Eric Foner, (eaudio)

Gateway to freedom : the hidden history of the Underground Railroad, Eric Foner, (eaudio)

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Gateway to freedom : the hidden history of the Underground Railroad
Title
Gateway to freedom
Title remainder
the hidden history of the Underground Railroad
Statement of responsibility
Eric Foner
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Language
eng
Summary
The dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom. They are little known to history: Sydney Howard Gay, an abolitionist newspaper editor; Louis Napoleon, a furniture polisher; Charles B. Ray, a black minister. At great risk they operated the underground railroad in New York, a city whose businesses, banks, and politics were deeply enmeshed in the slave economy. In secret coordination with black dockworkers who alerted them to the arrival of fugitives and with counterparts in Norfolk, Wilmington, Philadelphia, Albany, and Syracuse, underground-railroad operatives in New York helped more than 3,000 fugitive slaves reach freedom between 1830 and 1860. Their defiance of the notorious Fugitive Slave Law inflamed the South. White and black, educated and illiterate, they were heroic figures in the ongoing struggle between slavery and freedom. Making brilliant use of fresh evidence-including the meticulous record of slave rescues secretly kept by Gay-Eric Foner elevates the underground railroad from folklore to sweeping history
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1943-
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Foner, Eric
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other
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Read by JD Jackson
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  • Jackson, JD
  • hoopla digital
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  • Underground Railroad
  • Slavery
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Antislavery movements
Target audience
adult
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Label
Gateway to freedom : the hidden history of the Underground Railroad, Eric Foner, (eaudio)
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digital storage
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Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (540 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781622315918
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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unknown
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digital.
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MWT11418008
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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11418008
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MWT11418008
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Gateway to freedom : the hidden history of the Underground Railroad, Eric Foner, (eaudio)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (540 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781622315918
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11418008
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11418008
System control number
MWT11418008
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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