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Flight to Freedom


Flight to Freedom

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This web-based educational role-playing game simulates the experience of fugitive slaves in the American South before the U.S. Civil War. Users assume the persona of an actual historical figure, such as Harriet Tubman or Frederick Douglass, and move about a map of the nineteenth-century United States as they are confronted with events taken from fugitive slave narratives. Bowdoin undergraduates created the historical content for the simulation and designed websites providing historical... More
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Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: February 21, 2002
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 12, 2017
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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessibility Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure


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Avatar for Sally Robertson
3 years ago

Sally Robertson (Librarian)

There is an internal error when trying to choose a persona at the beginning of the game.

Time spent reviewing site: 15 min.