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Author: Fergus Bordewich Narrator: Fergus Bordewich Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2005 ISBN: 9780060895075
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An important book of epic scope on America's first racially integrated, religiously inspired movement for change.

The true story of the Underground Railroad is much more morally complex and politically divisive than even the myths suggest. Against a backdrop of the country's westward expansion arose a clash of values that evolved into a fierce fight for nothing less than the country's soul. Beginning six decades before the Civil War, freedom-seeking blacks and courageous whites worked together to save tens of thousands of lives, often at the risk of great physical danger to themselves. Not since the American Revolution had the country engaged in an act of such vast and profound civil disobedience that not only challenged prevailing mores but also subverted federal law.

Meticulously researched and uncommonly engaging, Bound for Canaan shows why it was the Underground Railroad and not the civil rights movement that gave birth to this country's first racially integrated, religiously inspired movement for social change.

Written and read by Fergus M. Bordewic

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About the Author

Journalist Fergus M. Bordewich has written on American history as well as human rights and other issues for the New York Times, Smithsonian, American Heritage, the Atlantic Monthly, Reader’s Digest, and other periodicals. He is the author of Killing the White Man’s Indian: Reinventing Native Americans at the End of the Twentieth Century; My Mother’s Ghost; and Bound for Canaan: The Epic Story of the Underground Railroad, America’s First Civil Rights Movement. He lives in Barrytown, New York.