The Great Dismal Swamp: Underground Route for Runaway Slaves and Hideout for Nat Turner

  The Underground Railroad was at its height between the early 1800s and 1850. It is noted that over 30,000 people escaped enslavement, mainly to Canada, through the network.  However, the U.S. Census figures only account for 6,000. The Great Dismal Swamp was a known route for runaway slaves.  This route was the most rugged and treacherous route […]

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