Third Edition Copyright 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Your contribution to the exhibit will enable us to continue securing these documents and ensure that the pain and suffering of our forefathers will not be forgotten! These terms allowed people to communicate about the Underground Railroad without being obvious about their true intentions. By the 1830s and 1840s, these laws were expanded in reaction to increased Underground Railroad activity. Chiquitos III : South America 9 rescued, 3 arrested, white Crow : Nagpur, India 4 rescued, 4 arrested, jetsar : Cambodia 11 rescued, 9 arrested. Click here to learn about the. Originally mostly the term for escape networks in the (then) western states of the.S. Show More, origin of underground railroad, first recorded in 182535 m Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Random House, Inc.
(often initial capital letters).S. Chispa I II : South America 13 rescued, 5 arrested Maple Syrup : Pattaya, Thailand 0 rescued, 1 arrested Home Front : Phenom Penh, Cambodia 6 rescued, 1 arrested Swoop : Cambodia 0 rescued, 1 arrested R R : South America 10 rescued, 3 arrested. Most widespread during the three decades prior to the Civil War, this activity primarily took place in the regions bordering slave states, with the Ohio River being the center of much of the activity. It was revived more than a century later for similar escape routes. At the heart of the Underground Railroad were the beliefs of the abolitionist movement. The Underground Railroad is a term for the covert network of people and places that assisted fugitive slaves as they escaped from slavery in the South. 2017 Operations, opened Door : Thane, India 5 rescued, 7 arrested, sainte Jou : Port-au-Prince, Haiti 32 rescued, 9 arrested. Word Origin and History for underground railroad.