GATEWAY TO FREEDOM: THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD gives the reader mainly untold stories of fugitive slaves finding freedom in northern cities. Some of this work began as early as 1830. More than 3, 000 were rescued. This book narrates the importance of the underground railroad.
THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by Eric Foner on the half-title page at his office. It is a new, unread first edition opened only for signing. Published in January, 2015 by W.W. Norton and Company.
ERIC FONER (pictured below from our Wall of Fame) is one of America's most distinguished historians, having won the Pulitzer Prize, the Bancroft Prize, the Los Angeles Times book prize and the Lincoln Prize. He has appeared on PBS and The History Channel and is one of only two people to have served as president of the Organization of American Historians, American Historical Association, and Society of American Historians. Thank you Eric Foner for signing our books.