A hand-drawn map a woman from New Jersey picked up at an estate sale is entitled “Meetings of Friends” and describes in crude strokes the State of Ohio in the early 19th century. Could this be a map of the fabled Underground Railroad?
Experts verify that the map dates to circa 1815 and plots the locations of key Quaker houses of worship in that day.
Delving deeper into the history of the faith, we make some extraordinary discoveries about how Quakers roused anti-slavery sentiment.
History Detectives tracks cartographic clues to investigate the important role Quakers played in the underground railroad and launching the abolitionist movement.
- Also in Season 5 Short Snorter Was this British ten-shilling note witness to the forging of the alliance between America and Britain?
- Related Investigation Body In The Basement Are these the remains of an executed prisoner of war from an English Civil War battle?
- Related Investigation Fiery Cross What is the story behind this record?
- Also with Gwen Wright Chinese Poems Who were the authors of the poems describing bitterness and misery on the Angel Island detention center walls?
- Also with Gwen Wright Alcoholics Anonymous Letter Is this letter proof of one man's contribution to this secretive society?
- Also in Season 5 Amos n' Andy Record Is this aluminum record an early recording of the old-time radio series?
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