Freedom Struggle: The Anti-Slavery Movement 1830-1865 (Crossroads America) : In 1860, slavery in America was older than the country itself. At that time, nearly four million black people were slaves in the United States. Slavery's morality was rarely publicly questioned. A small but determined few began an anti-slavery movement that would eventually change the face of the nation. In taking on slavery, abolitionists fought a deeply ingrained system of slavery. Learn about the hidden force of the Underground Railroad, how slavery divided a nation, the path to war, and the experiences of determined men and women black "and" white, such as Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. The early African-American struggle for equality created a starting point for a system of justice in American society - "Freedom Struggle" is the story.
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