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Unformatted text preview: Underground Railroad The Underground Railroad is a loose network of antislavery supporters that helped fugitive slaves escaping north to Canada. Although it was in operation for many years, the activity on the Underground Railroad in the 1850s in response to the Fugitive Slave Act. Slaves used the Big Dipper constellation to guide them northward. Safe houses where escaped slaves could stay were called stations. Harriet Tubman, herself a runaway slave, returned fifteen times to the south to liberate at least 300 slaves. She became known as Moses for her efforts....
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This note was uploaded on 12/08/2010 for the course CS 2000 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '07 term at CSU Stanislaus.
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