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South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to the Civil War
Baumgartner traces the stories of people who escaped slavery by crossing the southern border into Mexico, and the crucial role they played in the outcome of the Civil War.
Book Talk: South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to the Civil War
with Alice Baumgartner
The Underground Railroad to the North promised salvation to many American slaves before the Civil War. But thousands of people in the south-central United States escaped slavery not by heading north but by crossing the southern border into Mexico, where slavery was abolished in 1837.
In South to Freedom, historian Alice L. Baumgartner tells the story of why Mexico abolished slavery and howView more
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