eBook People of the Underground Railroad, 1st Edition

  • Tom Calarco
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  • ISBN-10: 031308596X
  • ISBN-13: 9780313085963
  • DDC: 973.7115
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 377 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released October 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008
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The Underground Railroad was perhaps the best example in U.S. history of blacks and whites working together for the common good. People of the Underground Railroad is the largest in-depth collection of profiles of those individuals involved in the spiriting of black slaves to freedom in the northern states and Canada beginning around 1800 and lasting to the early Civil War years. One hundred entries introduce people who had a significant role in the rescuing, harboring, or conducting of the fugitives—from abolitionists, evangelical ministers, Quakers, philanthropists, lawyers, judges, physicians, journalists, educators, to novelists, feminists, and barbers—as well as notable runaways. The selections are geographically representational of the broad railroad network.