The Secret History of the Underground Railroad
Was the Underground Railroad truly a nationwide conspiracy with “conductors,” “agents,” and “depots,” or did popular imagination simply construct this figment out of a series of ad hoc, unconnected escapes? Were its principal heroes brave Southern blacks, or sympathetic Northern whites? The answers depend on which historians you believe.
Goodheart, Adam. “The Secret History of the Underground Railroad.” The Atlantic, Atlantic Media Company, 16 Feb. 2015, www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/03/the-secret-history-of-the-underground-railroad/384966/.