Over the course of four years, David Goodrich rode his bicycle 3,000 miles east of the Mississippi to travel the routes of the Underground Railroad. His new book, On Freedom Road: Bicycle Explorations and Reckonings on the Underground Railroad, covers his journey. American History magazine’s Director of Photography Melissa A. Winn talked with him about the book, the bike ride, and the stories he collected along the way.
Whether they produced battlefield images of the dead or daguerreotype portraits of common soldiers, […]
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