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Originally published: New York: Doubledday, 2016.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Colson Whitehead
Publisher: Anchor
Release: 2018-01-30
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780345804327

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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.

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Genre: HISTORY
Author: William Still
Publisher: Philadelphia : Porter & Coates
Release: 1872
File: 780 Pages
ISBN-13: KBNL:KBNL03000311682

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Genre: Antislavery movements
Author: Wilbur Henry Siebert
Publisher:
Release: 1898
File: 478 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015030396603

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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.

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Genre: Abolitionists
Author: Ann Malaspina
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Release: 2010
File: 153 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781438131290

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Describes the underground railroad which helped slaves escape to freedom.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Ann Heinrichs
Publisher: Capstone
Release: 2001
File: 48 Pages
ISBN-13: 0756501024

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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.

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Genre: History
Author: Eric Foner
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Release: 2015-01-19
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 0393244075

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Genre: African Americans
Author: William M. Mitchell
Publisher:
Release: 1860
File: 191 Pages
ISBN-13: HARVARD:32044011408879

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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!

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Colson Whitehead
Publisher: Anchor
Release: 2016-08-02
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780385537049

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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.

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Genre: History
Author: Adrienne Shadd
Publisher: Dundurn
Release: 2009-02-24
File: 104 Pages
ISBN-13: 1770706828

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From a "conductor" who assisted runaway slaves in their flight to freedom, here is a collection of letters, newspaper articles, and firsthand accounts about refugees' narrow escapes and deadly struggles. Over 50 illustrations.

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Genre: History
Author: William Still
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release: 2012-03-15
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780486131221

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