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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eric Foner Narrator: J. D. Jackson Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2015 ISBN: 9781622315918
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The dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom. Their defiance of the notorious Fugitive Slave Law inflamed the South. Their New York City ranks included an abolitionist newspaper editor, Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Illuminating…an invaluable addition to our history.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Compelling…by turns scholarly and gripping.”

    Newsweek

  • “JD Jackson offers a solid, easy-on-the-ears narration of this reexamination of the Underground Railroad. Jackson takes an almost professorial-sounding approach in his tone and cadence. But he’s by no means pedantic. He varies both the pitch of his voice and the pacing to fit the material as well as adding emotion where appropriate. For direct quotes, he pauses just before he reads the quotation, giving the listener clear audible cues about the content. He wisely doesn’t try to give speakers unique vocal characterizations as the quotations often are too short for such a technique to be effective. This book is more scholarly than action filled, and Jackson’s reading makes it easy to follow. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

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  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice
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