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The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad
  • Author : Colson Whitehead
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018
  • Total pages :313
  • ISBN : 9780345804327
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Summary : Originally published: New York: Doubledday, 2016.

The Underground Rail Road

The Underground Rail Road
  • Author : William Still
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1872
  • Total pages :780
  • ISBN : KBNL:KBNL03000311682
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Summary : Enjoy learning the vast history of the Underground Railroad through many different eyes in this book by William Still, the black abolitionist who is often called the "Father of the Underground Railroad" for his remarkable role in organizing its operation, as well as the multitude of people he helped to find freedom. Discover the many individual stories of the journey to freedom in this remarkable book.

Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad

Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad
  • Author : Eric Foner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-01-19
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9780393244380
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Summary : The dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom. More than any other scholar, Eric Foner has influenced our understanding of America's history. Now, making brilliant use of extraordinary evidence, the Pulitzer Prize–winning historian once again reconfigures the national saga of American slavery and freedom. A deeply entrenched institution, slavery lived on legally and commercially even in the northern states that had abolished it after the American Revolution. Slaves could be found in the streets of New York well after abolition, traveling with owners doing business with the city's major banks, merchants, and manufacturers. New York was also home to the North’s largest free black community, making it a magnet for fugitive slaves seeking refuge. Slave catchers and gangs of kidnappers roamed the city, seizing free blacks, often children, and sending them south to slavery. To protect fugitives and fight kidnappings, the city's free blacks worked with white abolitionists to organize the New York Vigilance Committee in 1835. In the 1840s vigilance committees proliferated throughout the North and began collaborating to dispatch fugitive slaves from the upper South, Washington, and Baltimore, through Philadelphia and New York, to Albany, Syracuse, and Canada. These networks of antislavery resistance, centered on New York City, became known as the underground railroad. Forced to operate in secrecy by hostile laws, courts, and politicians, the city’s underground-railroad agents helped more than 3,000 fugitive slaves reach freedom between 1830 and 1860. Until now, their stories have remained largely unknown, their significance little understood. Building on fresh evidence—including a detailed record of slave escapes secretly kept by Sydney Howard Gay, one of the key organizers in New York—Foner elevates the underground railroad from folklore to sweeping history. The story is inspiring—full of memorable characters making their first appearance on the historical stage—and significant—the controversy over fugitive slaves inflamed the sectional crisis of the 1850s. It eventually took a civil war to destroy American slavery, but here at last is the story of the courageous effort to fight slavery by "practical abolition," person by person, family by family.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad
  • Author : Mary Ellen Snodgrass
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-03-26
  • Total pages :800
  • ISBN : 9781317454168
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Summary : The culmination of years of research in dozens of archives and libraries, this fascinating encyclopedia provides an unprecedented look at the network known as the Underground Railroad - that mysterious "system" of individuals and organizations that helped slaves escape the American South to freedom during the years before the Civil War. In operation as early as the 1500s and reaching its peak with the abolitionist movement of the antebellum period, the Underground Railroad saved countless lives and helped alter the course of American history. This is the most complete reference on the Underground Railroad ever published. It includes full coverage of the Railroad in both the United States and Canada, which was the ultimate destination of many of the escaping slaves. "The Underground Railroad: An Encyclopedia of People, Places, and Operations" explores the people, places, writings, laws, and organizations that made this network possible. More than 1,500 entries detail the families and personalities involved in the operation, and sidebars extract primary source materials for longer entries. This encyclopedia features extensive supporting materials, including maps with actual Underground Railroad escape routes, photos, a chronology, genealogies of those involved in the operation, a listing of Underground Railroad operatives by state or Canadian province, a "passenger" list of escaping slaves, and primary and secondary source bibliographies.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad
  • Author : L.D. Cross
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-12-01
  • Total pages :144
  • ISBN : 155277581X
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Summary : Slavery existed throughout the western Hemisphere, but after its abolition in the British empire it persisted for decades in much of the U.S. Even in states where slavery was illegal, slaves were subject to capture and return to their owners. The only sure escape was to cross the border into Canada. The Underground Railway was an informal network of secret routes and safe houses, an organized escape route run by blacks and whites who opposed slavery and who helped black Americans find freedom in Canada. They arrived at points as far east as Nova Scotia and as far west as British Columbia, but the vast majority landed in southwestern Ontario. In this book L.D. Cross recounts the harrowing experiences of many including Harriet Tubman, a slave who escaped and later helped many others to do so and Alexander Ross a white doctor and ornithologist from London, Ontario who travelled many times to southern plantations to 'study birds' and to surreptitiously hand out information re the secret routes leading to freedom in the north.

What Was the Underground Railroad?

What Was the Underground Railroad?
  • Author : Yona Zeldis McDonough,Who HQ
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-12-26
  • Total pages :112
  • ISBN : 9780698159730
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Summary : No one knows where the term Underground Railroad came from--there were no trains or tracks, only "conductors" who helped escaping slaves to freedom. Including real stories about "passengers" on the "Railroad," this book chronicles slaves' close calls with bounty hunters, exhausting struggles on the road, and what they sacrificed for freedom. With 80 black-and-white illustrations throughout and a sixteen-page black-and-white photo insert, the Underground Railroad comes alive!

The Noble Hustle

The Noble Hustle
  • Author : Colson Whitehead
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015
  • Total pages :234
  • ISBN : 9780345804334
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Summary : In 2011, Grantland magazine gave novelist Coloson Whitehaead $10,000 to play at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Whitehead brilliantly details his progress, both literal and existential, through the event's antes and turns, through its gritty moments of calculation, hope, and spectacle. -- back cover.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad
  • Author : Adrienne Shadd,Afua Cooper,Karolyn Smardz Frost
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-02-24
  • Total pages :104
  • ISBN : 1770706828
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Summary : "The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Toronto! stands out as an engaging and highly readable account of the lives of Black people in Toronto in the 1800s. Adrienne Shadd, Afua Cooper and Karolyn Smardz Frost offer many helpful points of entry for readers learning for the first time about Black history in Canada. They also give surprising and detailed information to enrich the understanding of people already passionate about this neglected aspect of our own past." - Lawrence Hill, Writer The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Toronto!, a richly illustrated book, examines the urban connection of the clandestine system of secret routes, safe houses and "conductors." Not only does it trace the story of the Underground Railroad itself and how people courageously made the trip north to Canada and freedom, but it also explores what happened to them after they arrived. And it does so using never-before-published information on the African-Canadian community of Toronto. Based entirely on new research carried out for the experiential theatre show "The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Freedom!" at the Royal Ontario Museum, this volume offers new insights into the rich heritage of the Black people who made Toronto their home before the Civil War. It portrays life in the city during the nineteenth century in considerable detail. This exciting new book will be of interest to readers young and old who want to learn more about this unexplored chapter in Toronto’s history.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad
  • Author : Raymond Bial
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999-09-27
  • Total pages :48
  • ISBN : 9780547529820
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Summary : By ones, twos, and threes, in the years before the Civil War thousands of enslaved people slipped through the night on their way to freedom, riding the Underground Railroad. Hidden and hunted, the escape of southern slaves to the North remains a compelling event in American history. Within the pages of this book are documented, in prose and elegantly articulate photographs, examples of "stations" on the Railroad, along with images of the routes, lives, and hardships of both the "passengers" and "conductors."

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
  • Author : David A. Adler
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-11-01
  • Total pages :140
  • ISBN : 0823423654
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Summary : A comprehensive introduction to the life and achievements of the heroic former slave details how after managing her own escape, Harriet Tubman returned 13 times to guide other slaves to freedom along the Underground Railroad, in a portrait that also relates her subsequent contributions as a wartime cook, nurse, spy and suffragist.

Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad

Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad
  • Author : Henry Cole
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-10-25
  • Total pages :40
  • ISBN : 9780545550697
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Summary : A young girl's courage is tested in this haunting, wordless story.When a farm girl discovers a runaway slave hiding in the barn, she is at once startled and frightened. But the stranger's fearful eyes weigh upon her conscience, and she must make a difficult choice.Will she have the courage to help him?Unspoken gifts of humanity unite the girl and the runaway as they each face a journey: one following the North Star, the other following her heart.Henry Cole's unusual and original rendering of the Underground Railroad speaks directly to our deepest sense of compassion.

Sketches in the History of the Underground Railroad

Sketches in the History of the Underground Railroad
  • Author : Eber M. Pettit
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1879
  • Total pages :174
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044010375418
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Summary : This volume contains a multitude of wonderful stories that weave together a picture of life in the South in the 1800s and the fear and courage of those that participated in helping thousands of people escape slavery. The work also includes chapters on the politics of the time, and the oft-times contradictory laws that were passed.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad
  • Author : Rachel Seigel
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-07-15
  • Total pages :32
  • ISBN : 1773085778
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The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad
  • Author : Sheila Griffin Llanas
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-08-01
  • Total pages :32
  • ISBN : 9781624314612
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Summary : This book relays the factual details of the Underground Railroad and slavery in the United States. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the events, and readers learn details from the point of view of a slave, a slave owner, and a conductor on the railroad. This book offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in a text while gathering and analyzing information about an historical event.

The Underground Railroad and the Geography of Violence in Antebellum America

The Underground Railroad and the Geography of Violence in Antebellum America
  • Author : Robert H. Churchill
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-12-31
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9781108489126
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Summary : A new interpretation of the Underground Railroad that places violence at the center of the story.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad
  • Author : Adrienne Lynn Shadd,Afua Cooper,Karolyn Smardz Frost
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :92
  • ISBN : 1896219861
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Summary : An account of the lives of Black people in Toronto in the 1800's.

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman
  • Author : Ann Petry
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-09-08
  • Total pages :251
  • ISBN : 9781504019866
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Summary : 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.

Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad

Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad
  • Author : Cheryl Janifer LaRoche
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-12-30
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9780252095894
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Summary : This enlightening study employs the tools of archaeology to uncover a new historical perspective on the Underground Railroad. Unlike previous histories of the Underground Railroad, which have focused on frightened fugitive slaves and their benevolent abolitionist accomplices, Cheryl LaRoche focuses instead on free African American communities, the crucial help they provided to individuals fleeing slavery, and the terrain where those flights to freedom occurred. This study foregrounds several small, rural hamlets on the treacherous southern edge of the free North in Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. LaRoche demonstrates how landscape features such as waterways, iron forges, and caves played a key role in the conduct and effectiveness of the Underground Railroad. Rich in oral histories, maps, memoirs, and archaeological investigations, this examination of the "geography of resistance" tells the new powerful and inspiring story of African Americans ensuring their own liberation in the midst of oppression.

Slaves to Freedom

Slaves to Freedom
  • Author : Kathy Tilghman
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-09-23
  • Total pages :284
  • ISBN : 9781504337403
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Summary : Kathy Tilghman recounts the turbulent times of antebellum America through a friendship between two women: a black slave and an Irish immigrant. Both travel the Underground Railroad but neither knows the sacrifices that will be asked of them to achieve the freedom they desperately want. This is a beautifully written historical novel. Pat T. The story moves at a fast pace and I could not put it down. Toni D. This is an adventure packed novel where the characters choose healing over wrong-doing that adds depth and credibility to the novel. Gabriella K. Two powerful stories that can never be told enough. E.B.M.

The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom

The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom
  • Author : Wilbur Henry Siebert
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1898
  • Total pages :478
  • ISBN : UOM:39015030396603
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Runaway Slaves

Runaway Slaves
  • Author : John Hope Franklin,Loren Schweninger
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2000-07-20
  • Total pages :455
  • ISBN : 0195084519
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Summary : Presents details about plantation life before the Civil War when slaves frequently rebelled against their masters and escaped