Gateway to Freedom by Eric Foner audiobook

Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad

By Eric Foner
Read by J. D. Jackson

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge 9780393244076
9.05 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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The dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom. Their defiance of the notorious Fugitive Slave Law inflamed the South. Their New York City ranks included an abolitionist newspaper editor,

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A New York Times Editor’s Choice

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

The dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom. Their defiance of the notorious Fugitive Slave Law inflamed the South. Their New York City ranks included an abolitionist newspaper editor,

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Illuminating…an invaluable addition to our history.” New York Times Book Review
“Compelling…by turns scholarly and gripping.” Newsweek
“JD Jackson offers a solid, easy-on-the-ears narration of this reexamination of the Underground Railroad. Jackson takes an almost professorial-sounding approach in his tone and cadence. But he’s by no means pedantic. He varies both the pitch of his voice and the pacing to fit the material as well as adding emotion where appropriate. For direct quotes, he pauses just before he reads the quotation, giving the listener clear audible cues about the content. He wisely doesn’t try to give speakers unique vocal characterizations as the quotations often are too short for such a technique to be effective. This book is more scholarly than action filled, and Jackson’s reading makes it easy to follow. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Eric Foner

Author Bio: Eric Foner

Eric Foner is an American historian and a faculty member of the department of history at Columbia University. He is the leading contemporary historian of the Reconstruction period. In 2011 his Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery won the Pulitzer Prize in History, the Bancroft Prize, and the Lincoln Prize. His Reconstruction, considered the definitive work on the period, won many prizes for history writing. Foner’s Gateway to Freedom was a New York Times bestseller in 2015.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 9.05
Audience: Adult
Language: English