Dummies Guide To Escaping Slavery
By Dylan Mathwig
Step One: The Goal
Step Two: Where's Canada?
Step Three: What's the Best Route?
Step Four: Who Are Conductors of the Underground Railroad?
Terms To Know
Flogging: beating or whipping.
Peculiar Institution: Another term for slavery.
Overseer: Someone who manages the slaves and is allowed to punish them.
Denmark Vesey: A slave who bought his freedom. He was executed for trying to to start a revolt in Charleston, South Carolina in 1822, but his plans were discovered before put into motion.
Nat Turner: A slave that escaped his bonds and led a rebellion in Virginia in 1831. Sixty white citizens died as a result and Turner was executed with 56 others for the rebellion.
Harriet Tubman: A woman who escaped slavery and made it to Canada. She later took many journey's back to the South to help other slaves escape.