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Armed rebellion against slaveowners
Slaves avoidance of work by escape
Ways slaved hurt plantation production or masters such as sabotage, faking illness, breaking tools, or preventing pregnancy.
a system of secret routes used by escaping slaves to reach freedom in the North or in Canada
Leader of a slave rebellion in 1831 in Virginia. Revolt led to the deaths of 20 whites and 40 blacks and led to the "gag rule' and laws against educating slaves.
Runaway slaves who gathered in mountainous, forested, or swampy areas and formed their own self-governing communities. raided plantations for supplies, had military skills from Africa.
William Lloyd Garrison
Prominent American abolitionist, journalist and social reformer and founder of the American Anti-Slavery Society.
Escaped slave and great black abolitionist who fought to end slavery through political action, speeches and writings
Angelina and Sarah Grimke
Daughters of a South Carolina slaveholder that were antislavery. Controversial because they spoke to audiences of both men and women at a time when it was thought indelicate to address male audiences. Womens' rights advocates as well.
Former slave who helped slaves escape on the Underground Railroad
1835 law passed which made it illegal to talk of abolition or anti-slavery arguments in Congress
People who wanted to end slavery
Christian songs sung also as coded messages about escape
Free African-American and abolitionist who helped fugitive slaves with his boarding house in New York City; stop on the "underground railroad."
Stations or depots
Hiding places in the underground railroad system
Passengers, cargo or freight
Slaves in the underground railroad system
Guides in the underground railroad system
Slaves were traveling on trains in the underground railroad system
Promised land or heaven
Reaching the North or Canada in the underground railroad system
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