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Fleeing To Freedom On The Underground Railroad

Author : Elaine Landau
ISBN : 0822534908
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Uses letters, newspaper articles, biographies, and autobiographies to tell the Underground Railroad's stories of pain and courage.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Underground Railroad

Author : Ann Malaspina
ISBN : 9781438131290
Genre : Abolitionists
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When the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 was passed by Congress, the flight to freedom for runaway slaves became even more dangerous. Even the free cities of Boston and Philadelphia were no longer safe, and abolitionists who despised slavery had to turn in fugitives. But the Underground Railroad, a secret and loosely organized network of people and safe houses that led slaves to freedom, only grew stronger. Since the late 1700s, blacks and whites had banded together to aid runaways like Maryland slave Frederick Douglass, who disguised himself as a sailor to board a train to New York. Virginia slave Henry Brown packed himself in a box to get to Philadelphia. The minister John Rankin, who hung a lantern to guide runaways to his house by the Ohio River, endured beatings for speaking against slavery. Quaker storeowner Thomas Garrett was put on trial for helping fugitives in Delaware. Meanwhile, the nation marched on toward Civil War. At its height, between 1810 and 1850, these secret routes and safe houses were used by an estimated 30,000 people escaping enslavement. In The Underground Railroad: The Journey to Freedom, read how this secret system worked in the days leading up to the Civil War and the pivotal role it played in the abolitionist movement.
Category: Abolitionists

Harriet Tubman

Author : Ann Petry
ISBN : 9781504019866
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A New York Times Outstanding Book for young adult readers, this biography of the famed Underground Railroad abolitionist is a lesson in valor and justice. Born into slavery, Harriet Tubman knew the thirst for freedom. Inspired by rumors of an “underground railroad” that carried slaves to liberation, she dreamed of escaping the nightmarish existence of the Southern plantations and choosing a life of her own making. But after she finally did escape, Tubman made a decision born of profound courage and moral conviction: to go back and help those she’d left behind. As an activist on the Underground Railroad, a series of safe houses running from South to North and eventually into Canada, Tubman delivered more than three hundred souls to freedom. She became an insidious threat to the Southern establishment—and a symbol of hope to slaves everywhere. In this “well-written and moving life of the ‘Moses of her people’’’ (The Horn Book), an acclaimed author makes vivid and accessible the life of a national hero, soon to be immortalized on the twenty-dollar bill. This intimate portrait follows Tubman on her journey from bondage to freedom, from childhood to the frontlines of the abolition movement and even the Civil War. In addition to being named a New York Times Outstanding Book, Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad was also selected as an American Library Association Notable Book.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Mystery On The Underground Railroad

Author : Carole Marsh
ISBN : 0635069911
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Four kids visit the Underground Railroad museum in Philadelphia and get caught up in a mystery which involves "reading" a quilt.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Harriet Tubman Conductor On The Underground Railroad

Author : Ann Petry
ISBN : UOM:39015000628423
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A biography of the slave girl who escaped to freedom, then returned and led three hundred other slaves to the North by way of the Underground Railroad.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Liberty Line

Author : Larry Gara
ISBN : 0813127998
Genre : History
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Category: History

If You Traveled On The Underground Railroad

Author : Ellen Levine
ISBN : 9781338113563
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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If you traveled on the Underground Railroad --Where was the safest place to go? --Would you wear a disguise? --What would you do when you were free? This book tells you what it was like to be a slave trying to escape to freedom on the Underground Railroad.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

I Came As A Stranger

Author : Bryan Prince
ISBN : 0887766676
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Honor Book for the Society of School Librarians International’s Best Book Award – Social Studies, Grades 7-12 Winner of 2005 Children’s Nautilus Book Awards (Non-fiction) Prior to abolition in 1865, as many as 40,000 men, women, and children made the perilous trip north to freedom in Canada with the help of the Underground Railroad. It was neither underground nor was it a railroad, and was most remarkable for its lack of formal organization, so cloaked in secrecy that few facts were recorded while it “ran.” The story of the Underground Railroad is one of suffering and of bravery, and is not only one of escape from slavery but of beginnings: of people who carved out a new life for themselves in perilous, difficult circumstances. In I Came as a Stranger, Bryan Prince, a descendent of slaves, describes the people who made their way to Canada and the life that awaited them. From Uncle Tom’s Cabin in Dresden, Ontario to Harriet Tubman’s Canadian base of operations in St. Catharines, the communities founded by former slaves soon produced businessmen, educators, and writers. Yet danger was present in the form of bounty hunters and prejudice. Complemented by archival photos, I Came as a Stranger is an important addition to North American history.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Underground Railroad

Author : Mary Ellen Snodgrass
ISBN : UCSC:32106019875480
Genre : Reference
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Offers more than fifteen hundred alphabetically arranged entries covering the key people, routes, events, documents, organizations, and publications related to slave liberation, along with genealogical histories of participating families, passenger data,and detailed passenger maps.
Category: Reference

Passages To Freedom

Author : David Blight
ISBN : 006085118X
Genre : History
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Few things have defined America as much as slavery. In the wake of emancipation the story of the Underground Railroad has become a seemingly irresistible part of American historical consciousness. This stirring drama is one Americans have needed to tell and retell and pass on to their children. But just how much of the Underground Railroad is real, how much legend and mythology, how much invention? Passages to Freedom sets out to answer this question and place it within the context of slavery, emancipation, and its aftermath. Published on the occasion of the opening of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, Passages to Freedom brings home the reality of slavery's destructiveness. This distinguished yet accessible volume offers a galvanizing look at how the brave journey out of slavery both haunts and inspires us today.
Category: History