ERIC Number: ED429880
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Exploring a Common Past: Researching and Interpreting the Underground Railroad.
National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.
Although the Underground Railroad has been an integral part of U.S. history and folklore for well over 150 years, the recent past has seen an increased public interest in the identification of historic sites associated with the experiences of fugitive slaves. This booklet is part of a National Park Service initiative to design research methods which address U.S. history in a more integrated, diverse, and complex way. Following an introduction, the booklet is divided into Part I Historic Context for the Underground Railroad; Part II Using Primary Sources: The Historians' Toolbox; and Part III Tracking Escape: A Case Study. It concludes with a narrative review of sources. (BT)
Descriptors: Black History, Blacks, Cultural Context, Higher Education, Historic Sites, History Instruction, Secondary Education, Slavery, United States History
National Park Service, Department of the Interior, P.O. Box 37127, Washington, DC 20013-7127; Web site: http://www.cr.nps.gov/history/exugrr/exugrr1.htm
Publication Type: Guides - General; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC.