The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad
Author: Ann Malaspina
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 153
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1438131291
ISBN 13: 9781438131290
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad
Author: Ann Heinrichs
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780756501020
ISBN 13: 0756501024
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Describes the underground railroad which helped slaves escape to freedom.

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
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-12-31
ISBN 10: 1108489125
ISBN 13: 9781108489126
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A new interpretation of the Underground Railroad that places violence at the center of the story.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad
Author: William Still
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9781788289771
ISBN 13: 1788289773
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Originally published in 1872 and out of print for many years, this landmark book presents firsthand accounts of slaves escaping north by way of the human support network known as the Underground Railroad. The narratives were painstakingly documented by William Still (1821-1902), a son of emancipated slaves who helped guide untold numbers of fugitives to safety as an Underground Railroad "conductor" based in Philadelphia. The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 made William Still's work extremely risky, both personally and for the clandestine operation he supervised for over a decade. Under the law, free northern states were prohibited from harboring so-called runaway slaves, and citizens who provided aid were subject to steep fines, civil penalties, and imprisonment. In spite of the risks, Still corresponded with, interviewed, and recorded the stories of hundreds of fugitives, concealing the records in a grave until the day they could safely be made public. William Still's meticulous record keeping appears to have been unique among high-level Underground Railroad operatives. Certainly, no comparable history of the northern slave exodus has survived to this day. In terms of its scope and depth, The Underground Rail Road stands alone in documenting the extraordinary experiences of those who escaped slavery in mid-19th century America.

The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom

The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom
Author: Wilbur Henry Siebert
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 478
Release: 1898
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015030396603
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Underground Rail Road

The Underground Rail Road
Author: William Still
Publsiher: Philadelphia : Porter & Coates
Total Pages: 780
Release: 1872
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: KBNL:KBNL03000311682
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Underground Rail Road Book Review:

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.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad
Author: James Harris Fairchild
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 121
Release: 1895
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000057026563
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad
Author: Adrienne Shadd,Afua Cooper,Karolyn Smardz Frost
Publsiher: Dundurn
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2009-02-24
ISBN 10: 9781770706828
ISBN 13: 1770706828
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"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.

Gateway to Freedom

Gateway to Freedom
Author: Eric Foner
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-01-19
ISBN 10: 9780393244076
ISBN 13: 0393244075
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Traces the workings of the underground railroad in slave-dependent New York by three lesser-known heroes who coordinated with black dockworkers and counterparts in other states to help thousands of fugitive slaves between 1830 and 1860. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Fiery Trail.

The ABC's of the Underground Railroad

The ABC's of the Underground Railroad
Author: S. Jill Miller
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2009-04
ISBN 10: 1438954743
ISBN 13: 9781438954745
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Underground Railroad (Pulitzer Prize Winner) (National Book Award Winner) (Oprah's Book Club)

The Underground Railroad (Pulitzer Prize Winner) (National Book Award Winner) (Oprah's Book Club)
Author: Colson Whitehead
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-08-02
ISBN 10: 0385537042
ISBN 13: 9780385537049
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Underground Railroad (Pulitzer Prize Winner) (National Book Award Winner) (Oprah's Book Club) Book Review:

In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Cora is a young slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is on the cusp of womanhood—where greater pain awaits. And so when Caesar, a slave who has recently arrived from Virginia, urges her to join him on the Underground Railroad, she seizes the opportunity and escapes with him. In Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize-winning ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor: engineers and conductors operate a secret network of actual tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora embarks on a harrowing flight from one state to the next, encountering, like Gulliver, strange yet familiar iterations of her own world at each stop. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the terrors of the antebellum era, he weaves in the saga of our nation, from the brutal abduction of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is both the gripping tale of one woman's will to escape the horrors of bondage—and a powerful meditation on the history we all share. Look for Whitehead’s acclaimed new novel, The Nickel Boys, available now!

The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom

The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom
Author: William M. Mitchell
Publsiher: London : W. Tweedie
Total Pages: 172
Release: 1860
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044011408879
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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History of the Underground Railroad in Chester and the Neighboring Counties of Pennsylvania

History of the Underground Railroad in Chester and the Neighboring Counties of Pennsylvania
Author: Robert Clemens Smedley
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 407
Release: 1883
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105010401615
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad
Author: Adrienne Lynn Shadd,Afua Cooper,Karolyn Smardz Frost
Publsiher: Dundurn
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9781896219868
ISBN 13: 1896219861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An account of the lives of Black people in Toronto in the 1800's.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad
Author: Colson Whitehead
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-01-30
ISBN 10: 0345804325
ISBN 13: 9780345804327
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Originally published: New York: Doubledday, 2016.

The Underground Railroad Records

The Underground Railroad Records
Author: William Still
Publsiher: Modern Library
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-09-24
ISBN 10: 1984855050
ISBN 13: 9781984855053
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A riveting collection of the hardships, hairbreadth escapes, and mortal struggles of enslaved people seeking freedom: These are the true stories of the Underground Railroad. Featuring a powerful introduction by Ta-Nehisi Coates As a conductor for the Underground Railroad--the covert resistance network created to aid and protect slaves seeking freedom--William Still helped as many as eight hundred people escape enslavement. He also meticulously collected the letters, biographical sketches, arrival memos, and ransom notes of the escapees. The Underground Railroad Records is an archive of primary documents that trace the narrative arc of the greatest, most successful campaign of civil disobedience in American history. This edition highlights the remarkable creativity, resilience, and determination demonstrated by those trying to subvert bondage. It is a timeless testament to the power we all have to challenge systems that oppress us.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad
Author: Raymond Bial
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 48
Release: 1999-09-27
ISBN 10: 0547529821
ISBN 13: 9780547529820
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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."

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad
Author: Allison Lassieur
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2016-08-01
ISBN 10: 1515743209
ISBN 13: 9781515743200
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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You are a slave in the 1850s, thinking of escaping this harsh life, OR... You are slave catcher looking to get rich by chasing escaped slaves, OR... You are part of the Underground Railroad, helping slaves escape to freedom.

The Liberty Line

The Liberty Line
Author: Larry Gara
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 201
Release: 1967
ISBN 10: 9780813127996
ISBN 13: 0813127998
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad
Author: Michael Burgan,Philip Schwarz
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 113
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1438106548
ISBN 13: 9781438106540
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Underground Railroad Book Review:

The transatlantic slave trade and the fugitive slave laws in the late 18th century led to a significant increase in the number of people seeking freedom. Runaway slaves were often aided in their escape by a growing network of people who saw slavery as morally reprehensible. This work explores this intriguing time in American history.