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By Elaine Landau

It's the early 1860s. Slavery is criminal within the usa. courageous slaves try and break out to freedom alongside the key "Underground Railroad," yet they do not regularly make it. What could you do? could you support and shield the slaves from the slave catchers or may you stick with the legislations?

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Would you pick a less dangerous way to help? You could show the passengers how to live successfully as free people. That was part of what the Underground Railroad also did. Chapter 7 What really happened . . All They Needed The Underground Railroad did much more than just bring runaways North. It also had a number of groups set up to help the former slaves find a place to live. The groups found jobs for them too. Frederick Douglass was a famous runaway helped by a New York committee. Douglass soon became active with the Underground Railroad himself.

Would you pick a less dangerous way to help? You could show the passengers how to live successfully as free people. That was part of what the Underground Railroad also did. Chapter 7 What really happened . . All They Needed The Underground Railroad did much more than just bring runaways North. It also had a number of groups set up to help the former slaves find a place to live. The groups found jobs for them too. Frederick Douglass was a famous runaway helped by a New York committee. Douglass soon became active with the Underground Railroad himself.

These homes were cold in the winter and hot in the summer. For many slaves, there was no way out. Escaping alone was difficult and dangerous. Owners hired slave catchers to catch them. They used dogs to hunt runaways down. Returned slaves were brutally punished as an example to others. They might be nearly whipped to death or tortured. Sometimes, they were put in uncomfortable chains. They also might be branded with a hot iron. Owners branded them with the letter “R” for returned slave. Image Credit: Library of Congress Whippings left slaves brutally scarred or dead.

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