Book Discussion on Bound For Canaan

Mr. Bordewich talked about his book, Bound For Canaan: The Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America, published by… read more

Mr. Bordewich talked about his book, Bound For Canaan: The Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America, published by Amistad Press. The book covers sixty years of the Underground Railroad from its Quaker beginnings to the end of the nineteenth century. He described how slaves coped with newfound independence and how abolitionists handled retirement and found new causes. The author said the black migration movement in America during slavery was bi-racial and highly politically motivated. He responded to audience members' questions.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum hosted the Roosevelt Reading Festival III in the Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center in Hyde Park, New York. Authors of recently published works that drew upon the Roosevelt Library archives presented author talks. close

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Book Discussion on Bound For Canaan

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193154-2
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Location:
Hyde Park, New York, United States
First Aired:
Sep 9, 2006
Last Aired:
Sep 18, 2006

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  • Sep 09, 2006 | 11:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 10, 2006 | 2:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 18, 2006 | 4:59am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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