The Underground Railroad: Myth versus Reality
This course is a study of: the Underground Railroad; the Railroad Conductors; the Underground Railroad passengers; and the political effects. You will also learn about the origins of the system of secret and systematic aid to fugitives. The political, economic and cultural impact of The underground Railroad will be discussed.
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Our unique online academy encourages curiosity, nurtures critical thinking, and empowers students to appreciate the dynamic stories that have shaped our world.
Having more historical context and the ability to make the connections between the past, present and impending future put you in a better position to understand the world around you. Using this knowledge you will develop and improve your unique place in it.
Meet the instructor
Elizabeth Leiba is a published writer, with a Bachelor of Science in journalism from the University of Florida. She also holds a MBA from the University of Phoenix, and a Master's degree in English from Western New Mexico University, in Silver City, New Mexico.