American law protected slave owners at the expense of black people. Because slaves were "property," who were supposed to work in the cotton fields (or do whatever else their "masters" directed), they could be hunted down and returned to their "owner" if they tried to escape. Image online, courtesy Library of Congress.
Cotton was “King” of all crops in the antebellum south. Slaves were involved at every step from growing, to processing, to shipping this key crop.
How, exactly, did African-Americans escape? How did the Underground Railroad actually work?
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