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What was the underground railroad? / by Yona Zeldis McDonough ; illustrated by Lauren Mortimer.

By: McDonough, Yona ZeldisContributor(s): Mortimer, Lauren [illustrator.]Material type: TextTextSeries: What was...?Description: 108 pages, 16 unnumbered pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cmISBN: 9780448467122 (pbk.)Subject(s): Underground Railroad -- Juvenile literature | Fugitive slaves -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature | Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature | JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 19th Century | JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877) | JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American | JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Issues / Prejudice & RacismDDC classification: 973.7 MCD LOC classification: E450 | .M47 2013Other classification: JNF025200 | JNF025270 | JNF018010 | JNF053140 Online resources: Cover image 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!"--Summary: "No one knows where the term "Underground Railroad" came from--there were no trains or tracks, only abolitionist "conductors" who helped bring an estimated 100,000 slaves to freedom through elaborate routes that included "stations," safe houses where fugitives could rest before moving on, and a system of codes and signals used to identify friend from foe. Including real stories from the "Railroad," What Was the Underground Railroad? will capture young readers' hearts: there are close calls with bounty hunters, exhausting struggles on the road, and unending sacrifices slaves made for freedom. With 80 black-and-white illustrations throughout and a sixteen-page black-and-white photo insert, the Underground Railroad comes alive!"--
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Includes bibliographical references (page 108).

"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!"--

"No one knows where the term "Underground Railroad" came from--there were no trains or tracks, only abolitionist "conductors" who helped bring an estimated 100,000 slaves to freedom through elaborate routes that included "stations," safe houses where fugitives could rest before moving on, and a system of codes and signals used to identify friend from foe. Including real stories from the "Railroad," What Was the Underground Railroad? will capture young readers' hearts: there are close calls with bounty hunters, exhausting struggles on the road, and unending sacrifices slaves made for freedom. With 80 black-and-white illustrations throughout and a sixteen-page black-and-white photo insert, the Underground Railroad comes alive!"--

Ages 8-12

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