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Necessary Courage: Iowa's Underground Railroad and the Struggle Against Slavery

This book explains the history of the Underground Railroad through Iowa, as well as Iowan views on slavery. For any use other than instructional resources, please check with the organization that owns this item regarding copyright restrictions.
University of Iowa Press
Publishing Place
Iowa City, Iowa
U.S. Chronology
Iowa History Eras
Relational Notes
Resource is related to the following objects, which can be found by searching the catalog number in the advanced search section: Catalog #: 2018.045.263 Iowa History Story 2018.045.362 Book 2018.045.363 Book 2018.045.359 Book
Early & Late Date
2008 to 2018
Resources & Additional Info
The Underground Railroad was a trail that slaves took in order to escape to freedom. The trail ran from South to North, usually finishing up around Canada. Other slaves, free blacks, and whites helped operate the Underground Railroad. It was a dangerous operation due to the slave hunters and punishments if caught. This book can be linked with the following standards: Standard SS.8.25 Iowa Government: A lesson on how Iowa's Government dealt with the Underground Railroad and runaway slaves could be created. Standard SS-Gov.9-12.27 Unique Iowa Systems: A lesson teaching the stories or trail of the Underground Railroad in Iowa could be created. Standard SS-Gov.9-12.28 Iowa Issues and Policy: A lesson on the issues within the Underground Railroad could be created. Also a lesson on Government policies towards runaway slaves and slavery in general could be created. Standard SS-US.9-12.2 Iowans Influence US History: A lesson could be created on how some Iowans, linked with the Underground Railroad, influenced the Underground Railroad itself, as well as the institution of slavery in America. Resource and Additional Information: Click Here