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The Last Runaway 1850s Ohio

A Story Of Slavery, Loss And Hope In 1850s Ohio
by DOLEN PERKINS-VALDEZ

In the aftermath of the Compromise of 1850, a controversial bill that included the Fugitive Slave Act, the journey to freedom became increasingly difficult for enslaved people. In Tracy Chevalier's newest novel, Ohio and its intricate network of Underground Railroad activity provides a rich background for this period.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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