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Bound for Canaan - The Epic Story of the Underground Railroad, America's First Civil Rights Movement-logo

Bound for Canaan - The Epic Story of the Underground Railroad, America's First Civil Rights Movement

Fergus Bordewich

An important book of epic scope on America’s first racially integrated, religiously inspired movement for change The civil war brought to a climax the country’s bitter division. But the beginnings of slavery’s denouement can be traced to a courageous band of ordinary Americans, black and white, slave and free, who joined forces to create what would come to be known as the Underground Railroad, a movement that occupies as romantic a place in the nation’s imagination as the Lewis and Clark expedition. The true story of the Underground Railroad is much more morally complex and politically divisive than even the myths suggest. Against a backdrop of the country’s westward expansion arose a fierce clash of values that was nothing less than a war for the country’s soul. Not since the American Revolution had the country engaged in an act of such vast and profound civil disobedience that not only challenged prevailing mores but also subverted federal law. Bound for Canaan tells the stories of men and women like David Ruggles, who invented the black underground in New York City; bold Quakers like Isaac Hopper and Levi Coffin, who risked their lives to build the Underground Railroad; and the inimitable Harriet Tubman. Interweaving thrilling personal stories with the politics of slavery and abolition, Bound for Canaan shows how the Underground Railroad gave birth to this country’s first racially integrated, religiously inspired movement for social change.

An important book of epic scope on America’s first racially integrated, religiously inspired movement for change The civil war brought to a climax the country’s bitter division. But the beginnings of slavery’s denouement can be traced to a courageous band of ordinary Americans, black and white, slave and free, who joined forces to create what would come to be known as the Underground Railroad, a movement that occupies as romantic a place in the nation’s imagination as the Lewis and Clark expedition. The true story of the Underground Railroad is much more morally complex and politically divisive than even the myths suggest. Against a backdrop of the country’s westward expansion arose a fierce clash of values that was nothing less than a war for the country’s soul. Not since the American Revolution had the country engaged in an act of such vast and profound civil disobedience that not only challenged prevailing mores but also subverted federal law. Bound for Canaan tells the stories of men and women like David Ruggles, who invented the black underground in New York City; bold Quakers like Isaac Hopper and Levi Coffin, who risked their lives to build the Underground Railroad; and the inimitable Harriet Tubman. Interweaving thrilling personal stories with the politics of slavery and abolition, Bound for Canaan shows how the Underground Railroad gave birth to this country’s first racially integrated, religiously inspired movement for social change.
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An important book of epic scope on America’s first racially integrated, religiously inspired movement for change The civil war brought to a climax the country’s bitter division. But the beginnings of slavery’s denouement can be traced to a courageous band of ordinary Americans, black and white, slave and free, who joined forces to create what would come to be known as the Underground Railroad, a movement that occupies as romantic a place in the nation’s imagination as the Lewis and Clark expedition. The true story of the Underground Railroad is much more morally complex and politically divisive than even the myths suggest. Against a backdrop of the country’s westward expansion arose a fierce clash of values that was nothing less than a war for the country’s soul. Not since the American Revolution had the country engaged in an act of such vast and profound civil disobedience that not only challenged prevailing mores but also subverted federal law. Bound for Canaan tells the stories of men and women like David Ruggles, who invented the black underground in New York City; bold Quakers like Isaac Hopper and Levi Coffin, who risked their lives to build the Underground Railroad; and the inimitable Harriet Tubman. Interweaving thrilling personal stories with the politics of slavery and abolition, Bound for Canaan shows how the Underground Railroad gave birth to this country’s first racially integrated, religiously inspired movement for social change.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Peter J. Fernandez

Length:

19h 31m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

19:04


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

48:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

46:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

48:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

53:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

53:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

58:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

58:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

49:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

55:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

41:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

36:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

35:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

27:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

42:09


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

29:28


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

31:46


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

37:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

34:21


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

34:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

32:37


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

31:48


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

41:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

41:06


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

32:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

39:12


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

45:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

41:59


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

21:18