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Escaping Slavery on the Underground Railroad (From Many Cultures, One History) by R. Conrad Stein

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Published by Enslow Publishers .
Written in English


  • United States - Civil War,
  • History - United States/19th Century,
  • People & Places - United States - African-American,
  • History - Military / War,
  • 19th century,
  • Antislavery movements,
  • Fugitive slaves,
  • History,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Underground Railroad,
  • United States,
  • Children: Grades 4-6

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatLibrary Binding
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10937054M
ISBN 100766027996
ISBN 109780766027992

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The term “Underground Railroad” is not what the name suggests. Instead, it refers to an idea or image. Just like a train on the tracks, traveling from station to station, the “Underground Railroad” represented the continuous movement of the escaping slave traveling to freedom. As the tracks support the train, it. About This Activity. With Scholastic’s The Underground Railroad: Escape From Slavery activity (grades 4–12), students travel back to to follow a young slave as he flees a Kentucky plantation for Canada along the Underground Railroad. The interactive slideshow (with audio) lets students read a short article at each stop.   The Underground Railroad Records is an book by William Still, who is known as the Father of the Underground is subtitled A record of facts, authentic narratives, letters, &c., narrating the hardships, hair-breadth escapes and death struggles of the slaves in their efforts for freedom, as related by themselves and others, or witnessed by the author; together with sketches of Cited by:   Escaping Slavery but Not Its Scars on the Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead’s novel deftly unpacks the theme of how roots and formative environments determine the trajectory of our lives Electric Lit relies on contributions from our readers .

Through William’s and Callie’s stories, readers learn how the Underground Railroad worked. People who used and operated the Railroad had code words. Those who helped sneak slaves from one place to another were called conductors. Escaping slaves were sometimes referred to as packages. In his new book, Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad, Eric Foner, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University.   The Underground Railroad ran south as well as north. For slaves in Texas, refuge in Canada must have seemed impossibly far away. Fortunately, slavery was .   Fleeing To Dismal Swamp, Slaves And Outcasts Found Freedom Most Americans know about the Underground Railroad, which allowed Southern slaves to escape to the North. But some slaves stayed in the.

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad is a magnificent biography about Harriet Tubman. Written by David A. Adler, a world-renowned author, this book describes the adventures of Harriet, as she escapes slavery, and helps other do the same. Harriet Tubman was born a slave in /5(14). They shoot Boseman and overpower Ridgeway and Homer, chaining them to their own wagon. They take Cora to an underground railroad station and travel with her to Indiana. 5. Life in Indiana and Beyond. Cora starts a new life on the Valentine farm, a community of free black people and former slaves. In this historical fiction book by former educator Nancy Lesourd, young readers can experience American history through the letters of two girls involved with the Underground Railroad: Hannah, who is shocked to discover her Virginian family is helping escaped slaves make their way North and more shocked by what she learns from an orphaned runaway, and her friend Sarah, who sees the evils of slavery firsthand 5/5(4). The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes and safe houses established in the United States during the early to midth century, and used by enslaved African-Americans to escape into free states and Canada. The scheme was assisted by abolitionists and others sympathetic to the cause of the escapees. Not literally but metaphorically a railroad, the enslaved who risked escape and those who Activities: Fleeing from slavery into the Northern .