Bound For Canaan
The Epic Story Of The Underground Railroad, America's First Civil Rights Movement
BY FERGUS BORDEWICH
The true story of the Underground Railroad is much more morally complex and politically divisive than even the myths suggest. 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.
Amistad Press 2006 576 PP. Paper