Refugee Slaves: Traveling Through The Underground Railroad

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Traveling through the Underground Railroad was an extended a dangerous journey for refugee slaves to extend their freedom. Fugitive slaves had to travel huge distances, many times on foot, in a short amount of time. They did this with little or no food and no shelter from the slave catchers following them. Slave holders were not the only pursuers of refugee slaves. In order to attract others to help in the arrest of these slaves, their owners would post bonus posters offering payment for the capture of their property. If they were caught, any number of horrible things could happen to them. Many captured refugee slaves were whipped, burned, jailed, sold back into slavery, or even killed.

Not only did refugee slaves have the fright of starvation
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