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The Underground Railroad was a network of safe houses and routes in the United States that helped slaves escape to freedom. Abolitionist sympathizers provided food, transportation, and help in escaping.

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Q: What was the Underground Railway?
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How many feet underground was the Underground railway?

The underground railway was NOT underground. It was a trail leading the black to safety.

How do you make a sentence with the word underground railway?

I am between stations of the Underground Railway.

What are the rails and the engines of the underground railway?

the rails and engines accourding to Julilly from underground to canada by barbara smucker is the underground railroad or railway.

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Mr Levi Coffin ran the underground railway (well he was the main one)

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the quakers

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Who invented the the London underground?

The origin of the London underground is the Metropolitan Underground Railway. The idea of the railway came from several diffrent people, but one, and probably the foremost, promoter of the idea was Charles Pearson.