Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of America's Fugitive Slaves

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Author of The Fiery Trial, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in History, the Bancroft Prize, and the Lincoln PrizeIn 1835, the New York Vigilance Committee was organized by free blacks working with white abolitionists to protect blacks from kidnappers and slave catchers on the streets. Soon such committees proliferated in the North, and began a collaboration known as the underground railroad. Until now, their stories have remained largely unknown. Building on fresh evidence, Eric Foner elevates the underground railroad from folklore to history.

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Eric Foner is the preeminent historian of his generation, highly respected by historians of every stripe―whether they specialize in political history or social history. His books have won the top awards in the profession, and he has been president of both major history organizations: the American Historical Association and the Organization of American Historians. He has worked on every detail of Give Me Liberty!, which displays all of his trademark strengths as a scholar, teacher, and writer. A specialist on the Civil War/Reconstruction period, he regularly teaches the nineteenth-century survey at Columbia University, where he is DeWitt Clinton Professor of History. In 2011, Foner's The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery won the Pulitzer Prize in History, the Bancroft Prize, and the Lincoln Prize.

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“Illuminating...an invaluable addition to our history.”
- Kevin Baker, New York Times Book Review

“Once again, Eric Foner as scholar shakes American history and alters as he also rebuilds one of its foundations. Making brilliant use of an extraordinary, little-known document, Foner, with his customary clarity, tells the enlightening story of the thousands of fugitive slaves who journeyed to freedom along the eastern corridor of the United States. Many stories of individual courage illuminate a network of operatives both formal and informal that played a powerful role in causing sectional conflict and the Civil War.”
- David W. Blight, author of the forthcoming Frederick Douglass: A Life

Gateway to Freedom liberates the history of the underground railroad from the twin plagues of mythology and cynicism. The big picture is here, along with telling details from previously untapped sources. With lucid prose and careful analysis, Eric Foner tells a story that is at once unsparing and inspiring. For anyone who still wonders what was at stake in the Civil War, there is no better place to begin than Gateway to Freedom.”
- James Oakes, author of Freedom National

“With remarkable new research and keen insight, Eric Foner vividly narrates stories of courage and resourcefulness by the men and women who helped antebellum slaves escape to freedom. Foner deftly illuminates the importance of the underground railroad in provoking southern leaders into issuing ultimatums that would culminate in civil war.”
- Alan Taylor, author of The Internal Enemy

“Foner’s gripping account of slaves’ struggles to free themselves reveals the immense risks they, and their sympathizers, took to escape bondage.”
- Publishers Weekly

“Mandatory, and riveting, reading.”
- Sam Roberts, The New York Times

“[A] detailed narrative... infused with the spirit of freedom.”
- Bruce Watson, San Francisco Chronicle

“Excellent... Mr. Foner, bringing to bear his well-honed research skills and his deep knowledge of slavery and race relations... vividly describes the key part that New York City played in the operations of the Underground Railroad... he merits high praise for contributing sold information and thoughtful analysis to the history of this shadowy, extensive network.”
- David S. Reynolds, Wall Street Journal

“Riveting... Foner creates a visceral chronicle of defiance and sacrifice.”
- Edward P. Jones, O Magazine

“Bring[s] to bear the insights of a long and distinguished career writing about the Civil War and Reconstruction eras and a sharp sense of the ironies that involuntary servitude posed for a nation that proclaimed itself to be built on principles of liberty... highly readable.”
- Michael D. Schaffer, Philadelphia Inquirer

“A terrific and powerful story.”
- Billy Heller, New York Post

“Quite an accomplishment... this narrative is dramatic and compelling and certainly will provide readers with a deep understanding of the workings of the Underground Railroad.”
- David Hugh Smith, Christian Science Monitor

“Eric Foner has won a place in the front rank of American historians with books that seem to vacuum up all available sources to produce bold new interpretations of the country’s reckoning with the big questions of slavery and freedom.”
- Jennifer Schuessler, New York Times

“Intellectually probing and emotionally resonant, Gateway to Freedom reminds us that history can be as stirring as the most gripping fiction.”
- Wendy Smith, Los Angeles Times

“Tells a story that will surprise most readers...[a] compelling narrative.”
- Adam Goodheart, The Atlantic

“[Foner] carries the reader along, as if galloping through a valley of subterfuge and salvation that might also doom freedom at any time. Foner crucially delineates the profound challenge and existential risk that engulfed an interracial generation as the nation thundered toward dissolution, or Civil War.”
- Kevin Lynch, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Will continue to be read as long as Americans, perilously free, journey north.”
- Richard Kreitner, The Nation

“Compelling...by turns scholarly and gripping.”
- Alexander Nazaryan, Newsweek

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Descripción Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2015. Hardback. Estado de conservación: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. When slavery was a routine part of life in America s South, a secret network of activists and escape routes enabled slaves to make their way to freedom in what is now Canada. The underground railroad has become part of folklore, but one part of the story is only now coming to light. In New York, a city whose banks, business and politics were deeply enmeshed in the slave economy, three men played a remarkable part, at huge personal risk. In Gateway to Freedom, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner tells the story of Sydney Howard Gay, an abolitionist newspaper editor; Louis Napoleon, furniture polisher; and Charles B. Ray, a black minister. Between 1830 and 1860, with the secret help of black dockworkers, the network led by these three men helped no fewer than 3,000 fugitives to liberty. The previously unexamined records compiled by Gay offer a portrait of fugitive slaves who passed through New York City - where they originated, how they escaped, who helped them in both North and South, and how they were forwarded to freedom in Canada. Nº de ref. de la librería AOP9780198737902

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