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Abolitionist - A person who demanded the emancipation of the slaves.
Agent - A person who plotted the course of escape for fugitive slaves.
Baggage - A code word used for escaping slaves.
Bondage - The institution of slavery.
Conductors - The person(s )who directly transported escaping slaves.
Drinking Gourd, The - A code term for the Big Dipper.
Forwarding - Taking fugitive slaves from station to station.
Freedom Road - The fugitives' route of travel.
Freedom Train/Gospel Train - A term used
to describe the Underground Railroad.
Heaven - A code word for Canada.
John Brown's Trail - A route of travel for fugitives.
Load of Potatoes - A code to indicate a wagon of fugitives hidden under the farm produce.
Passengers - Escaping slaves.
Patrollers - Southerners who guarded roads against escaping slaves.
Preachers, Cows and Courthouse - Code words for conductors, fugitives and a station.
Station - A place of sanctuary where slaves could be sheltered.
Underground Railroad - A method of transporting fugitive slaves.