Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad

Author: Eric Foner
Stars: 3
Review by: MandyApgar

The problem with books like this is that all too often when one touts a new and revolutionary perspective on a topic it is just the same darn thing all over, which this is. No new information that I found (but plenty of references to 12 Years a Slave to make things more relevant to today's audience) so where the hidden part of the title comes into play I have no idea. Shame because he can actually write pretty well and handles the subject with the appropriate dignity.

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