The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
Describes how a network of people, organizations, and places helped slaves escape, and highlights the work of Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and Harriet Beecher Stowe.

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Many slaves escaped to seek freedom. Those runaway slaves were often aided in their passage to free territory by a growing network of people who saw slavery as morally reprehensible. This network, the Underground Railroad, was first organized in the 1830s and continued on through the Civil War, growing and evolving as slave owners hunted down runaways. The system eventually disappeared with the official end of slavery in the South after the Civil War.The Underground Railroad explores this intriguing time in American history more thoroughly.

Topics include:
  • How the Underground Railroad was named
  • The Northwest Ordinance of 1787
  • The Fugitive Slave Laws of 1793
  • The work of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Conditions and concerns along the Underground Railroad
  • The Dred Scott decision
  • The Emancipation Proclamation and the end of the Underground Railroad.


Baker
& Taylor

Explains the development, practice, and effects of slavery in the Americas with lively narrative chapters and special features, such as photographs and illustrations, maps and graphs, an index, a glossary, sidebars, fact boxes, and a timeline.

Publisher: New York : Chelsea House, an imprint of Infobase Publishing, c2006
ISBN: 9780816061372
0816061378
Branch Call Number: Y973.7115 BUR
Characteristics: 112 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm

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