Liberty Line

In N. Dwight Harris, The History of Negro Servitude in Illinois. Chicago, A. C. McClurg & Co., 1904.

Reproduced in a 1904 history of the Underground Railroad, this advertisement from an abolitionist periodical of 1844 offers free travel to Canada for those “who may wish to improve their health and circumstances.” The “Liberty Line” was not a real railroad, but a network of sympathetic northerners who helped escaped slaves flee to Canada were slavery had been abolished.

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Source:
H 5896 .379
Date:
1904
Subjects:
Canada Emancipation Slavery Underground Railroad
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