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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

North By Night

Author : Katherine Ayres
ISBN : 9780440227472
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Presents the journal of a sixteen-year-old girl whose family operates a stop on the Underground Railroad.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Flying Free

Author : Sharon Dennis Wyeth
ISBN : 9780439369084
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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In 1858, nine-year-old Corey Birdsong and his family, fugitive slaves from Kentucky, build a new life in Amherstburg, Canada, while still hoping to help those they left behind. Simultaneous.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

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

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

A Study Guide For Colson Whitehead S The Underground Railroad

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781410392886
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide for Colson Whitehead's "The Underground Railroad", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Liberty Line

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

Research On Enhancing The Interactivity Of Online Learning

Author : Vivian H. Wright
ISBN : 9781607525134
Genre : Computers
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Our goal with this book, Research on Enhancing the Interactivity of Online Learning, is to present a juried, scholarly, and accessible review of research, theory, and/or policy on specific issues of interactive online learning for K16 educators, administrators, and students of online learning. Online learning has become the norm rather than the exception for many of today’s students. Instructors are more willing to explore online learning options, students are enrolling in record numbers and colleges, as well as many K12 institutions, are offering more online courses. As educators, we have more tools than ever to ensure online course success, but just as with a traditional class, we must continue to place emphasis on good pedagogy. To achieve good pedagogy, online teaching takes additional time and a restructuring of course content by the instructor. Student issues include coping strategies, ease of navigation, skills required to complete the course, availability of online resources, feedback from the instructor, and collaborative, interactive learning opportunities. Principles of interactive online learning are new to many, and this book provides a forum for interactive online learning research while also including ideas that enhance both the practical and theoretical aspects of interactive online learning. The editors have included chapters that can further knowledge and understanding of emerging trends and foster debate regarding issues that surround interactive online learning.
Category: Computers

Gateway To Freedom

Author : Eric Foner
ISBN : 9780198737902
Genre : Antislavery movements
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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner tells the story of how, between 1830 and 1860, three remarkable men from New York city - a journalist, a furniture polisher, and a black minister - led a secret network that helped no fewer than 3,000 fugitive slaves from the southern states of America to a new life of liberty in Canada.
Category: Antislavery movements

The Underground Railroad For Kids

Author : Mary Kay Carson
ISBN : 9781556525544
Genre : Education
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An activity book portrays the heroic struggles of the thousands of slaves who sought freedom through the Underground Railroad, as well as the abolitionists, free blacks, and former slaves who helped them along the way.
Category: Education